Did an Ivy League Professor Predict Trump in 1990?

Strangely, a Yale Professor predicted former President Donald J. Trump’s (R-Florida) chaotic effect on American politics in a 1990 academic journal article.

Back in 1990, when Trump’s antics were confined to Page Six of The New York Post, Juan J. Linz wrote a famous article called The Perils of Presidentialism for The Journal of Democracy. When it was published, Americans viewed The Perils as an interesting exercise in academic thought. Today, however, Linz’s piece looks prophetic.

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Daniel G. Jennings

Daniel G. Jennings

Daniel G. Jennings is a writer who lives and works in Colorado. He is a lifelong history buff who is fascinated by stocks, politics, and cryptocurrency.