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This paper offers Plato's Republic as a lens to understand Trump Movement in today's America. On this basis, my paper has been divided into three parts. The first presents a political model to explain the underlying force beneath the degeneration of the political regime in Plato's theory. The second applies that model to conclude political features of populist movements and psychological traits of the tyrant. The last part applies above conclusions to offer a way to interpret the formation of Trumpism and offer possible solution to it.
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Zhou, Yuchen, "Plato and Trumpism: Look at Trumpism via the lens of Plato’s Republic" (2023). Senior Projects Spring 2023. 238.
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