Kevin M.F. Platt

kmfplatt@sas.upenn.edu
Articles by Kevin M.F. Platt

Getting One Thing Straight: “Postmodernists” Are Not the Problem

Discussions of Trump and Putin as “Postmodern politicians” come in many different forms and degrees of sophistication. My own modest contribution is intended only to dispel a bit of confusion that afflicts many in these discussions: “postmodern” politicians are not the “result” of “postmodernist theories” or of a “postmodern movement.” Such an idea fundamentally misconstrues both postmodernism and our current political and cultural situation.

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