Radical Philosophy Review
This review essay offers a discussion of some recent studies that help to explain the election of Donald Trump as president of the USA. The studies examine Trump as “media spectacle,” analyze his support among Tea Partiers, and discuss his backing by the white working class left behind by neoliberalism and global capitalism. Special attention is given to two questions: Is Trump a rightwing populist or closer to a fascist? Relatedly, is Trump a threat to liberal democracy? The essay concludes with some suggestions of how to move beyond Trump.
This is a post-print version of an article originally published in Radical Philosophy Review, 2017, Volume 20, Issue 2.
The version of record is available through: Philosophy Documentation Center.
van der Linden, Harry, "Trump, Populism, Fascism, and the Road Ahead" Radical Philosophy Review / (2017): 355-365.
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