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Profs. James Long and Victor Menaldo interviewed in UW News, "Beyond Trump — UW political scientists on the legacy of the indictment on the U.S. presidency "

Submitted by Stephen Dunne on April 10, 2023 - 3:18pm

"University of Washington political scientists James Long and Victor Menaldo have spoken and written extensively about politics in emerging democracies and the ways in which countries — usually those other than the United States — check the power of their leaders, present and past.

Former President Donald Trump’s indictment earlier this month poses existential challenges for an otherwise mature democracy like the United States: What are citizens willing to accept from their presidents, even once they’re out of office?

Menaldo and Long, both faculty in the UW Department of Political Science and co-founders of the Political Economy Forum, talked with UW News about how they frame these issues not only for the media and the general public, but also for their students. The conversation was edited for clarity."

Please link here for the discussion in UW News.