The Casual Menace of a Trump Rally

As the U.S. closes in on Election Day 2020, an anthropologist remembers the chilling mix of cruelty and cheer he witnessed at a Trump victory rally after the 2016 election.

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Nov 2, 2020 · 8 min read
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After the 2016 U.S. presidential election, supporters of president-elect Donald Trump packed the Giant Center (shown here) for a victory rally in Hershey, Pennsylvania. Photo: Anand Pandian

By Anand Pandian

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