Fall Election Special: Political Thuggery and Party Identities
(The Way We Live Now, Part Three)
Source: Michael Valdon; U.S. Congress, photo via Wikimedia Commons; State of Florida, photo via Wikimedia Commons; photo via Wikimedia Commons (BY SA 4.0)
Author’s Note: This is the third installment in a series on the current public climate of fear and intimidation that has dominated national life in the United States since the kick-off of the last presidential campaign in 2015. focused on the experience of the sheer power and psychological effects of bullying in general and public bullying and political intimidation in particular. looked at how public bullying works as a concrete method and set of political tools and provided readers with a map through this potent minefield and a way to anticipate future acts of aggression.
Aggression and Response