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We’ve Seen Donald Trump Before – His Name was Silvio Berlusconi – John Foot – The Guardian UK

We’ve Seen Donald Trump Before – His Name was Silvio Berlusconi

Be warned: Italy’s former prime minister promised the world and disdained the truth – and became his country’s third longest-serving leader

– John Foot – The Guardian UK  

Silvio Berlusconi

Silvio Berlusconi

We keep being told that the Donald Trump phenomenon means we have entered the era of post-fact politics. Yet, I would argue, post-fact politics has been tarnishing democracy for some time. Twenty-two years ago a successful businessman sent a VHS tape to Italy’s news channels. It showed him sitting in a (fake) office. He read a pre-prepared statement via an autocue.   Continue reading

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