Celebrity Politics... The Next Big Thing?

The 2016 election of Donald Trump as US President has been described as the first ‘Celebrity Election’ in the West. More recently the trend continues. In the Ukraine celebrity comedian Volodymyr Zelensky became President and a former Ukrainian rock-star(sic), Svyasoslav Varachuk, has entered parliament there. Boris Johnson has been described, even before his ascent to the Prime Ministership in the UK , as a ‘Celebrity Politician’. We briefly explore the contemporary phenomenon of ‘Celebrity’ in the West, & then examine its inexorable impact on political life here – for good or bad.
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The 2016 election of Donald Trump as US President has been described as the first ‘Celebrity Election’ in the West. More recently the trend continues. In the Ukraine celebrity comedian Volodymyr

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10 Feb

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