The Mythos of Trump and Clinton: A Crossroads for the American Psyche

Illustration of Clinton as Goddess Durga slaying Trump as Mahishasura.
  • In choosing Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton as major party candidates, what do the American people hope to learn about themselves?
  • As avatars of the American public, what do Trump and Clinton reveal about the American psyche?
  • How do these experiences change the ways people’s relationship with government?
  • Broadly, what does this election psyche contribute to the American mythos?



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Aarshin Karande

Aarshin Karande

Audience & Narrative Advocate — Writes about tech policy, beliefs, and global affairs. Studied at LSE, Oxford, and UW Bothell. Indian Classical musician.