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The Trial of the Chicago 7: is Aaron Sorkin living in a liberal fantasy land?

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The West Wing creator has attracted scorn for his rose-tinted view of American democracy in the age of Trump. But maybe his idealism isn’t such a bad thing Rarely has Aaron Sorkin looked so out of step with reality. Speaking last month, the poet laureate of idealised political discourse outlined how he would write election night 2020: “Trump does what we all assume he will do, which is not concede defeat, claiming the election’s rigged and the Democrats cheated. For the first time, his Republican enablers march to the White House and say: ‘Donald, it’s time to go.’ I would write the ending where everyone does the right thing.” As many were quick to point out, sadly we are not living in an episode of
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