Articles by: Roland Kapferer

Author Biography:

Roland Kapferer is a musician and film-maker who currently teaches anthropology at Deakin University. His research focuses on the new human condition in context of the momentous revolution in the circumstances of human being effected by bio-science and other innovations in technology. His particular interest is the creation of the society of the image.

The Trump Mediation

What Sinclair Lewis had warned in It Can’t Happen Here—a Hitler-esque rise to power at the centre of the democratic world—anticipated by all sides from the early days of Trump’s apotheosis, seemed actually to be materialising.

Trump as Singularity, by Roland Kapferer

The American election will not take place

Informit: Trump as Singularity

The US presidential election is scheduled for Tuesday 8 November 2016. It will be the 58th quadrennial presidential election. As you may or may not know, voters in the United States don't actually elect the president. Instead, the perhaps 40 per cent of Americans who actually manage to vote in the greatest democratic reality-TV show on earth will select electors who, in turn, will elect a new president through the Electoral College...