McCain, Trump and the battle for the soul of the Republican Party


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A maverick, a war hero and a politician who wasn’t afraid to speak truth to power. These were the most frequently used terms in the obituaries for John McCain, who died from a brain tumor in August. But even though he was a maverick, McCain also represented a mainstream Republicanism seriously challenged within the party, especially, of course, by Donald Trump. This episode of DIIS Podcast is neither a eulogy nor an elegy for McCain. Instead we’ll take a closer look at McCain’s footprint in American politics, the consequences of his passing within the Republican Party – and we’ll compare his and Donald Trump’s vision of American greatness.

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