the anti-trump and the weight of the world

THE NEW YORKER fo­cused on Greta Thun­berg today, pub­lishing an ar­ticle and a fea­tured car­toon. The ar­ticle is ti­tled “Greta Thun­berg Is the Anti-Trump” and was written by Masha Gessen: “She is young and he is old. She is honest and he is a ha­bitual liar. She re­lies on sci­ence and he re­lies on nothing but his gut. Her focus is on the fore­castable fu­ture, and he lives in an imag­i­nary past. Greta Thun­berg is the anti-Trump.

Thun­berg has com­manded far more media at­ten­tion, and more re­spect from politi­cians, than her peers in the cli­mate movement—she is the only one who has a hold on our col­lec­tive imag­i­na­tion. More im­por­tantly, she has in­spired her peers: in one year, her soli­tary school strike and weekly protest on the steps of the Swedish par­lia­ment turned into a global move­ment. She is the po­lit­ical leader for the age of Trump be­cause she is in every way his op­po­site.”

To read the en­tire ar­ticle, click HERE.

Greta Thun­berg has com­manded far more media at­ten­tion than her peers in the cli­mate move­ment and is the only one who has a hold on our col­lec­tive imag­i­na­tion. Click To Tweet

“Some­body’s got to do it.” (Car­toon for The New Yorker by Evan Lian.)

 

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