The opening of the Southdale Center in the Minneapolis suburb of Edina, Minnesota, in October 1956 heralded what author William S. Kowinski later described as the “malling of America.” It was certainly not the first shopping center in the United States, but this one was different.
In November 2015, Donald Trump sat down for an interview with Stephen Bannon, executive chairman of the Breitbart News Network, a far-right news and opinion site. In the course of the conversation, Bannon made the startling assertion that Silicon Valley has far too many Asian CEOs. An ominous portent of things to come? It certainly seems so today.