Martín Plot is Research Professor of Political Theory at the Argentine CONICET and the Institute of Advanced Social Studies (UNSAM). He is also a Research Fellow in Political Thought at CalArts. His most recent books are The Aesthetico-Political. The Question of Democracy in Merleau-Ponty, Arendt, and Rancière (Bloomsbury, 2014) and Indivisible. Democracia y Terror en Tiempos de Bush y Obama (Prometeo, 2011).
Martín Plot reflects on the way the 2016 US Presidential election has fundamentally altered how Americans experience and understand their political reality, especially the perception of our shared possibles futures.
The party conventions in July staged for everyone to see that the Republican Party was not going into the 2016 election unified—what almost everyone missed was that a lack of unity would actually propel them to a win in November.