Musicians have largely greeted Trump with the sound of silence – and in doing so, they check the normalisation of the current administration.
Only by privileging an English-speaking, Western position can we say that 'post-truth' emerged in 2016.
Rhetoric can tell us a great deal about a person, or a President. Donald Trump's inaugural address was light (but dark) on metaphors, and full of divisive antitheses.
Yellow-gold, swagged curtains have appeared in the Oval Office. But if Donald Trump wants to emulate the Sun King, he would be advised to look to contemporary artists and designers for inspiration.
As candidate, Trump promised protectionist trade policies and denigrated international agreements. Now, as president of the United States, how far can he go?
The fall of the Berlin wall was supposed to usher in ‘the end of history’, an eternal age of capitalist economics and liberal-democratic politics. It hasn’t turned out that way.
Far from 'making America great again', Donald Trump's sloganeering will deepen mistrust of US motives and irreparably damage any prospect of co-existence, let alone a more co-operative world order.
Inaugural weekends are snapshots of the cultural and political zeitgeist. How did this year's compare to those from 2009 and 2005?
Donald J. Trump is the new man in charge of the US, and Africa seems to have little cause for celebration. But what does the new Commander-in-Chief really think of the continent?
The new US president and the Manchester United manager are masters of media management – but are they really in the same game?
Is Trump correct in asserting that NATO has outlived its utility? Or that NATO’s members enjoy a 'free ride' on the back of the US? A political scientist examines the evidence.
The new president's inaugural speech emphasised protectionism, co-operation and, most emphatically, putting America first.
Logical and coherent it was not, but Trump's first address as president had some striking themes running through it.
On the face of it, our democratic values are in trouble. But we should be hopeful about the power of protest.
The people who voted for the new American president may not be as hard for the Left to reach as it may appear.
Donald Trump will preside over a new American reality as it takes shape. How can we understand it?
The Greek myths teach that pride comes before a fall – something that our leaders, filled with hubris, rarely see before it's too late.
A political scientist looks at the similarities between the new American president and the sultans of the Ottoman Empire. What might the parallels portend for US politics?
A scholar of presidential power looks at personality, rationality and the institution of the presidency for clues about what the incoming administration can accomplish.
If someone sees or hears something they don't want to believe...they probably won't believe it.