Keeping It Real? Corbyn, Trump, Sanders And The Politics Of Authenticity

by on 16 February 2016 in Social Europe


There seems to be a new buzzword in politics: Authenticity.

“His words have not been scripted or prepared for the press; he speaks from the heart.
It’s now clear to every voter that [he] is nothing but himself.
No Bullshit. Unvarnished opinion and beliefs.

One of these statements recently was made about Donald Trump, the man causing upset in the race to become the Republican presidential candidate. Another was made in reference to Bernie Sanders, the candidate causing similar upset among the Democrats. Another referred to Jeremy Corbyn, leader of the British Labour party. But which statement refers to which politician? It is, of course, impossible to tell”


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