Shadow Madness: Is America Losing its Mind?

Homer is dragged away by security guards from a Trump rally in a separate animation released in July. Photograph: Web grab. Source: The Guardian, 18 March 2016.

What is going on when the writer of the Simpsons episode, Bart to the Future, 'predicted' Trump madness almost 16 years ago? With Trump now favourite for the Republican nomination for the presidency, an article in The Guardian asks the question.

The Simpsons is well known for its insightful commentary on American culture and it seems that the vision of the US `going insane' has come to pass.

Trump and his unashamed inciting of hatred is flaming tensions and licensing violence. A highly visible and dangerous example of global right wing backlash.

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