Author: Stephen Tumino

Stephen Tumino is the author of Cultural Theory after the Contemporary (Palgrave Macmillan), co-author of Human All Too (Post)Human: The Humanities after Humanism (Lexington), and many essays in journals as Rethinking Marxism, Textual Practice, and Nature, Society & Thought. He currently teaches Humanities and Media Studies at Pratt Institute and English at Hunter College (CUNY).

Trump Speak and its Discontents

Trump understands that to be an effective boss requires not only authority but respect for authority, and to instill such respect it is necessary to speak to working people in an obsequious and patronizing way to make it easier for them to accept the reality of what is required by the law of profit.