Sunday January 26, 2020

Altered States: the hallucination that became reality

Siobhán Brett reflects on what the spectacle has taught her about America - and shares the aftershock of a personal Trumpocalypse

13th November, 2016

At the Pret à Manger beside my office in Manhattan last Wednesday afternoon, a soulless place, I removed a factory-line burrito from a heated shelf and absent-mindedly joined the queue.

Hillary Clinton’s concession speech had just been aired to a small and deflated congregation of my co-workers in a boardroom. Her self-command was on my mind.

Overnight, Donald Trump had been elected president.

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