American politics

ATLANTIC | Donald Trump's language is reshaping American politics

Published: 20Feb2018

Republicans—and some liberals—downplay the significance of the president’s outbursts. But his words are quietly radicalizing both the left and right, with untold consequences for the future of...

NEW REPUBLIC | Trump’s words will leave a lasting mark

Published: 13Feb2018

Jacob T. Levy, a political theorist at McGill University, convincingly made the case for the real-world impact of Trump’s words in a recent essay for the Niskanen Center.  The New Republic

WASHINGTON POST | The weight of the words

Published: 8Feb2018

Jacob Levy offers a deeply thoughtful meditation on Trump’s use of language — on the power it has exerted over Republican voters and the GOP Congress, and on the folly of imagining that his words...