Writers Against Trump, Ignorance, and Fascism
Since that tragic day in November--you know the one--when the impossible happened and Donald Trump became the president-elect, many great American writers have been voicing their protests, ringing alarm bells, warning us never to be complacent, never to consider the man or his presidency anything but the abomination it is.
It's early and we've barely processed the inevitable. We're still horrified by the present and haunted by our future. We're scared, we're mad, we're committed to the fight ahead.
Our writers struggle, too, and what they say this week may all change in the weeks to come, but their stories are defining the moment, focusing indelibly on who we were, who we are, and how we'll need to handle what's to come.
I've archived many of them here, in no particular order, and I'll be adding more as I find them. If you find articles, essays, or blogs you think should be included here, please let me know on Facebook or Twitter, or send them to me at email@example.com.
We can do this!
400 Writers, Literary Hub, 5/24/16: Writers Speak Out, An Open Letter Against Trump
Jane Mayer, The New Yorker, 7/25/16: Donald Trump's Ghostwriter Tells All
Charles Blow, NYT, 11/23/16: No, Trump, We Can't Just Get Along.
Eugene Robinson, WaPo, 11/14/16: Where I wish President Trump Failure
Sarah Kendzior, Podcast transcript, Who.What.Why, 11/18.16: A Dark View from Flyover Country
Garrison Keillor, Washington Post, 11/21/16: Trump Voters: It's Not Me, It's You
Thomas Friedman, NYT, 11/9/16: Homeless in America
Graydon Carter, Vanity Fair, 11/11/16: Trump's "Only In America" Election
Paul Krugman, NYT, 11/11/16: Thoughts for the Horrified
Connie Schultz, Creators, Inc., 11/12/16: No, Let's Not Congratulate Him
Dana Priest, CJR, 11/14/16: Eight Steps Reporters Should Take Before Trump Assumes Office
David Fahrenthold, Frances Stead Sellers, WaPo, 11/15/16: How Bannon Flattered and Coaxed Trump
Timothy Snyder, Yale Prof. and Holocaust expert, FB: 20 Lessons from the 20th Century
Christiane Amanpour, The Guardian, 11/23/16: In This Dangerous New World, Journalism Must Protect Itself
Paul Krugman, NYT, 11/25/16: The Populism Perplex
Joy Reid: Daily Beast, 11/27/16: Already Happening: Media Normalization of Trumpism
James Fallows, The Atlantic, 11/28/16: How to Deal with the Lies of Donald Trump: A Guide for the Media.
Neal Gabler, Moyers & Co., 11/10/16: Farewell, America
Robin Morgan, 11/28/16: Goodbye to All That, #3
Dave Gilson, Mother Jones, 12/19/16: How Liberals can Use the Tea Party Playbook to Stop Trump
David Brooks, NYT, 1/31/17: The Republican Fausts