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Vivek Ramaswamy is America’s demagogue-in-waiting

By Margaret Sullivan

25 Aug 2023 · 3 min read

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  1. Biotech entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy has gained significant attention following his performance in a recent Republican debate, despite having never run for public office before, Margaret Sullivan writes in The Guardian.

He thinks the climate crisis is a hoax, supports Vladimir Putin’s aggression in Ukraine and would gladly pardon Donald Trump on day 1 of his would-be presidency. A wealthy biotech entrepreneur, the 38-year-old has never before run for public office.

Despite all of this (or maybe because of it), this week’s Republican debate became a national coming-out party for Vivek Ramaswamy.

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