We have to clearly differentiate the constitutional level which is contradictory and the electoral system in the hands of populist demagogues only possible with this constitutional contradictory system and the badly devised electoral system. The electoral college for President is today out of touch with reality. It was a way for the white upper class in the 18th century to guarantee their control of the system. Today it enables anyone to become president with just plain demagogue propaganda amplified by the candidates using social networks to reach out to millions without any control and using their basic instincts to motivate them into voting for the most adventurous if not reckless candidates.

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Dr Jacques COULARDEAU, PhD in Germanic Linguistics (University Lille III) and ESP Teaching (University Bordeaux II) has been teaching all types of ESP

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