In 1998 A Philosopher Predicted Donald Trump’s Presidency

Richard Rorty may have hit the nail on the head 20 years ago

American Philosopher Richard Rorty is one of the leaders in the field of epistemology, which is the study of knowledge. If his writings from 1998 are any indication, he has a lot of his own knowledge to share with the world.

In his 1998 book Achieving Our Country, Rorty penned some words that seem scarily accurate in describing the current political landscape south of the border. A tweet from Lisa Kerr of the law school at Queen’s University in Ontario, pointed out the particular excerpt that contained the prediction.