Ben Quail is currently a teaching assistant at the University of Strathclyde, having graduated from the same university with a PhD in American history in 2018. His research looks at propaganda within the US Presidency, and particularly the evolution of the relationship between President and press. Ben is currently working on his first monograph, a review of Lyndon Johnson's press strategy, due for publication in 2021. Ben has an MSc in Historical Studies from the University of Strathclyde and a BA in History. He has previously been a postgraduate fellow at the Eccles Centre for North American Studies in 2015

Old Dog, Old Tricks: America’s Exhaustion with Donald Trump’s Divisive Rhetoric

  In an interview with the journalist Bob Woodward during his 2016 presidential campaign, Donald Trump admitted that he inspired rage in the American people. “I don’t know if that’s an asset or a liability,” he claimed, “but whatever it is, I do.”[i] Trump possessed—and continues to possess—a power unlike… Continue reading