Trumping Democracy in the United States : From Ronald Reagan to Alt-Right, Paperback Book

Trumping Democracy in the United States : From Ronald Reagan to Alt-Right Paperback

Part of the Routledge Studies in Fascism and the Far Right series

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Donald Trump announced his campaign for the Presidential nomination of the Republican Party on June 16, 2015.

The business mogul mobilized a huge, angry constituency that was overwhelmingly white.

They were attracted to Trump's campaign slogan of "Make America Great Again." Great again for whom?

Trump's campaign was marked by his vicious and inflammatory rhetoric infused with white racism, misogyny, Islamophobia, and anti-immigrant xenophobia.

The next day In Charleston, South Carolina an angry young white man walked into a Bible study at a traditionally Black church.

After sitting quietly for a few minutes Dylann Roof pulled out a handgun and allegedly shot three black people dead leaving others wounded.

Roof told a participant in the Bible study, "I have to do it.

You rape our women and you're taking over our country. And you have to go." This book will place Donald Trump and Dylann Roof in the context of the backlash against the presidency of Barack Obama and the resulting 2016 campaign for the presidency in which Donald Trump became ascendant.

It will explain how there is a dynamic relationship between the Republican Party, various right-wing populist movements, and the extreme right.

It will argue that unfair hierarchies of race, gender, and class are not aberrational tremors in America, but the fracturing bedrock of a nation in which being White, male, Christian, or straight no longer ensures a stable floor for power, status, or privilege.

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Political structures: democracy
  • ISBN: 9781138212497

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