Home

Could the story of a failed Roman politician who tried to overthrow the Roman republic in 63 B.C.E. be a metaphor for Donald Trump’s presidential run against the establishment, a metaphor for his rhetorical effort to overthrow the status quo and the natural order of things in national politics, a metaphor for the love-affair Trump has had so far with the lower-income, lower-education voters?

I argue that both Catilina and Trump are a mixed bag of good and bad, a blend of immense natural talent and multiple flaws. I also argue that Catilina’s radicalism and populist appeal transfers well to Trump’s persona in the campaign trail. Read the whole essay in El Laberinto:

https://laberintodelamenteblog.wordpress.com/2016/02/29/is-donald-trump-a-modern-day-catilina/

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s