Trump Universe

by Project Censored
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For several years now, Project Censored has sought to feature a graphic chapter. Those efforts have yielded stirring results with the inclusion of Adam Bessie and Peter Glanting’s “Trump Universe” in Chapter 5 of our latest book, Censored 2018: Press Freedoms in a “Post-Truth” World. Drawing on a visual vocabulary informed by Jack Kirby’s Galactus and Dr. Doom, among others, and with text that invokes the late, great Ursula Le Guin and namechecks Rod Serling’s Twilight Zone and George Orwell’s 1984, Bessie and Glanting measure the gravity of “Trump Universe” and encourage us to engage not as characters from already familiar dramas, but as the authors of our own stories. In honor of the late Ursula Le Guin, and Trump’s State of the Union Address, we share it with you here: