Trump and the Rise of Right-Wing Populism

Socialism 2016

July 01, 2016

The rise of Donald Trump from billionaire blowhard and reality TV star to Republican candidate for U.S. president has shocked millions. But his appeal to disaffected voters on a platform of racism against immigrants, Mexicans, and Muslims tracks with right-wing populism in the US and other countries. This talk will grapple with how we can understand the Trump phenomenon, and how we can defeat it.

Suggested Readings:
“Are White Workers the Base of Trump Reaction?” by Lance Selfa |
“Explaining the Rise of Donald Trump,” by Bill Crane |
“Marxism and Right-Wing Populism: The Case of the Tea Party,” by Lee Sustar | New Labor Forum January/February 2013
“The Magic of Donald Trump,” by Mark Danner |

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