Ever since Donald Trump thrust himself into our national political life, those opposed to him have tended to nevertheless mimic the man.
Neil Steinberg is a daily columnist at the Chicago Sun-Times, where he has been on staff since 1987. He has also written for many other publications, including Esquire, Rolling Stone, Forbes, the Washington Post and the New York Daily News. The author of eight books, his most recent, "Out of the Wreck I Rise: A Literary Companion to Recovery," was written with Sara Bader and published in 2016 by the University of Chicago Press.
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“For me, it’s been a life-changer,” said Ena Agbahovbe, a petroleum engineer from Lagos. “I used to be nervous in front of crowds.”
“I could see running and clubbing and bleeding, confusion and violence. … I had to decide whether to show it … or stay with the convention.”
“My daughter was in shock,” her father said. “She had nightmares … She thought she was being taken away. She thought she was in a lot of trouble.”
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