Joe Biden and the Great Man Theory of History

by Rashmee

Posted on April 20, 2020


  In his three-and-a-half years in the White House, Donald Trump has illustrated both the basic truth and the contradiction that underpins the Great Man Theory of History. It is as follows: you do not need to be a great man – in the sense of being wise, honourable, good and kind – to greatly … Continue reading “Joe Biden and the Great Man Theory of History”

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Davos or not, Donald Trump will feature in Great Man Theory of History

by Rashmee

Posted on January 26, 2018


On the day Donald Trump addresses Davos, it’s worth asking if he belongs to the ‘Great Man’ theory of history. Some little time ago, Princeton historian David Bell suggested we are unwise to focus solely on the social factors that brought Mr  Trump to power. Instead, he said, we should turn our gaze on the man … Continue reading “Davos or not, Donald Trump will feature in Great Man Theory of History”

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Why the ‘Great Man’ theory applies to Trump

by Rashmee

Posted on January 26, 2017 / The National


We do not yet know if Donald Trump will prove to be a good president, but the “Great Man” theory of history began to apply to America’s 45th commander-in-chief from the minute he took office. That’s not just because he became head of the richest, most militarily powerful country in the world. The “Great Man” … Continue reading “Why the ‘Great Man’ theory applies to Trump”

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Trump & the Great Man Theory of History. It’s true especially if the great man isn’t so great

by Rashmee

Posted on January 20, 2017


We do not yet know if Donald Trump is a great president, many already suspect he is not a great man and yet, the ‘Great Man Theory of History’ has to be applied to America’s 45th president. Great Man Theory in the sense of unusual individuals who’s character, inclinations and behaviour affect the course of … Continue reading “Trump & the Great Man Theory of History. It’s true especially if the great man isn’t so great”

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Things fall apart when the centre cannot hold as Trump takes office

by Rashmee

Posted on January 19, 2017 / The National


 On Friday, Donald Trump takes charge of an America in which various arms of the government are indiscriminately raining blows upon the body politic. The FBI is being investigated by the Justice Department’s internal watchdog to check for bias, if any, against Hillary Clinton. Congressmen allied with the president-elect are threatening to investigate the head … Continue reading “Things fall apart when the centre cannot hold as Trump takes office”

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Rashmee has lived and worked in several countries in the past decade, including Afghanistan, India, Haiti, Tunisia, the UAE, US and UK