Political Performativity: Marjorie Taylor Greene, the political influencer

Politics has always been performance.

Politicians kissed babies, ate at the best-known local restaurant, and shook hands with the locals. Professional speech writers carefully crafted the words to be delivered by those politicians. Politics has always been performance.

However, as we move deeper into the postmodern condition, we have accelerated political performativity. Before, there was a designated stage for political performance, and politicians were…