Free Write Reflection: Mazzarella, “Why is Trump so Enjoyable?”

Standing in the back of the room, I listened to Professor Mazzarella from the University of Chicago discuss the idea why President Trump and his administration is so enjoyable to watch. From the multiple mishaps and controversies of the administration, liberals find themselves in enjoyment while also loathsome of the current state of political affairs. Professor Mazzarella used the French word jouissance for expressing this emotion. Even though I found that lecture to be interesting, I found myself lost and confused over his explanation of jouissance and the multiple quotes and definitions to prove his point. Also, I was confused at the end at what should people do to get pass jouissance and focus critically on policy. But besides that, It was an interesting lecture.

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