A Lesson In Trump-ism

September 29, 2016 at 11:43 am 3 comments

via WNEP

via WNEP

A new course at Penn State focuses on the political rise of Donald Trump. The McCourtney Institute for Democracy’s one-credit class is simply called “Trump” and has been offered since mid-September.

According to WNEP, the course on the Republican nominee for the presidency will end one week after Election Day. Dr. Christopher Beem, the Institute’s managing director, said that the course wants to try and answer several questions regarding Trump, including why his campaign has succeeded despite being unorthodox and what a Trump loss this November would mean for the future of the Republican Party.

According to WNEP, the Institute is offering this course as a test run to gauge whether “students are interested in taking a class on short, contemporary topics on a regular basis.”

Bill DiFilippo, online editor

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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Barbara  |  September 29, 2016 at 5:58 pm

    Where and when is this class being held and at what time?

  • 2. MrB  |  September 29, 2016 at 6:35 pm

    Studying this jackass is a complete waste of both time and credit.

  • 3. Anonymous  |  September 30, 2016 at 6:08 am

    I find this a good idea. I listen to all the news broadcasters (if you want to call them that). I try to keep as open-minded as I can by hearing as many different ideas on the issues. I am mostly conservative but receptive to many liberal ideas. Most of the latter I find half baked. They often have possibilities if only their people can accept some massaging and forget its ownership. For example, I think Obamacare is a travesty. Social medicine is well advanced in Europe. Had some input been given on its strong and weak points, he might have had something. Socialism is cutting back here for reasons of cost. One must not reinvent the wheel. Social labor law heavily touted on MSNBC is almost unacceptable to the American Worker’s temperament who thinks he or she has the talent to advance before his counterparts. Here advancement comes with seniority and death. One can live with some socialism; but one needs to understand it. Democracy is dying out when we are not ready to listen to all sides and try to keep others from hearing the other side also (for example not allowing Mr. Trump to speak in Chicago earlier this year).

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