In an essay entitled “Draining the Swamp,” history professor Julian Chambliss takes Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago to task in the wake of Hurricane Irma.
“For almost 150 years, wealthy outsiders have fought an anemic state over who gets to enjoy paradise,” says Chambliss. “Aggressive development opened up Florida for millions of ordinary Americans, but in the absence of an effective state, wealthy interests have hollowed out prospects for working people, degraded the environment, and made the consumption of Florida a rich man’s game. Mar-a-Lago reflects the legacy of Florida’s past. Given the newly established winter White House, this legacy now belongs to all of us.”
Read the full article on Boston Review’s website.