Open Access Graduate Research Paper
Like most Americans I spent the evening of November 8th, 2016 tuned into the election night news. I was attending Kansas State University at the time, a predominantly conservative school in a predominantly conservative state. In the weeks leading up to election night, students, faculty, and staff at the University lived with strong feelings of anticipation. The two candidates stood in stark contrast to one another. Hillary Clinton stood as a franchisee candidate with political experience and an establishment feel. Donald Trump was the businessman out to drain the political “swamp” of Washington. Their divisive nature and heated political debates encouraged divided beliefs and a divided national political discourse. In this section, I will be covering Trump’s victory over Clinton, the divisive times in which we live, the system of secrecy in the United States, Weber’s theory of Bureaucracy, the term “deep state”, and the importance of democracy.
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Department of Communication Studies
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©2020 Logan J. Santel
Santel, Logan J., "The Trump Administration: Government secrecy, bureaucracy, and democracy" (2020). Graduate Research Papers. 2083.