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Dr. Lauren A. Wright, Are celebrity politics the spice of American public life or a pox on policy progress?
Dr. Lauren A. Wright is a Lecturer in Politics and Public Affairs at Princeton University, where she teaches courses on The American Presidency and Executive Power, Women and Politics, and Political Communication.
Are celebrity politics the spice of American public life or a pox on policy progress? How Volodymyr Zelensky – who, according to official results, won a triumphant victory in Ukraine’s presidential election – in terms of her new book, Star Power: American Democracy in the Age of the Celebrity Candidate (Routledge, August 2019), which is about celebrities running for elective office. Zelensky became famous for playing a president on TV. Liberia’s current president was a professional soccer star, and, of course, our own president was a reality television star. People should not be surprised by this.
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