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The antidote to Trump: how 'anti-celebrity' politicians can still thrive in a world driven by stardom

By Betto van Waarden, Historian of media and politics, Lund University
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Celebrity met statesmanship in the form of Arnold “the Governator” Schwarzenegger, and more recently, in the presidency of former reality star Donald Trump.

Celebrities entering politics is an international pasttime. Brazilian footballer-turned-senator Romário de Souza Faria, singer Bobi Wine as runner-up in the (contested) Ugandan presidential elections, and comedian

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