McCain, Trump and the battle for the soul of the Republican Party


Manage episode 217696254 series 1020383
By DIIS - Dansk Institut for Internationale Studier. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.
A maverick, a war hero and a politician who wasn’t afraid to speak truth to power. These were the most frequently used terms in the obituaries for John McCain, who died from a brain tumor in August. But even though he was a maverick, McCain also represented a mainstream Republicanism seriously challenged within the party, especially, of course, by Donald Trump. This episode of DIIS Podcast is neither a eulogy nor an elegy for McCain. Instead we’ll take a closer look at McCain’s footprint in American politics, the consequences of his passing within the Republican Party – and we’ll compare his and Donald Trump’s vision of American greatness.

34 episodes