The Trump Election: The Role of Putin's Intervention
Page text last updated: January 23 2017 (date each entry added to database can be found in database).
Debate on Putin's Intervention: more heat than light
In the period between the election and the inauguration, the highest profile debate about reasons for the Trump electoral win was about Putin's intervention. But that debate produced more heat than light, while key issues such as the common interests of Putin and Trump in promoting the fossil-fuel industry received only marginal attention.
The 31 articles on this explanation I have accumulated in this database do not focus on the day-to-day media battle headlined as the intelligence agencies versus the Trump teams, which seemed to beguile many into reaching conclusions based on their relative distrust of these two antagonists. It does include analytical articles on both more widely discussed and less mentioned aspects of this explanation.
Among my tentative observations:
Since the week after the election, I have been tracking and archiving in a simple database articles, books, and monographs for 21 "intersecting explanations" for the election outcome. As David Leonhardt noted in a New York Times op-ed, "One of the sillier aspects of postelection analysis is the notion that any one factor determined the result." I argue that instead, there are many factors that acted intersectionally to produce the outcome. In analyzing which were more important, how they interacted, and what implications there are for strategy, that complex intersectionality must be taken into account.
For an overview of the database, and links to sources on other specific explanations, visit http://www.noeasyvictories.org/usa/trump-win-reasons.php.For sources on Putin's intervention see below. Once your cursor is in the database, you can search by using normal search commands, such as control-f (Windows).
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