David Greenberg, a Rutgers–New Brunswick professor of history and of journalism and media studies, is available to discuss last night’s presidential debate.

“Despite the chaos, there was a narrative arc to last night’s debate,” said Greenberg. “At first, Trump’s bluster and Biden’s lackluster responses made it seem like it would be a rout for Trump. But as the night wore on, Biden’s simple dignity and desire to talk to the American people contrasted sharply with Trump’s relentless nastiness. That’s why in the end, even though Biden wasn’t at his most vigorous, most people thought he won.”

Greenberg specializes in American political and cultural history, and is a contributing editor and columnist at Politico Magazine.


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