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The Rise of Trump: America's Authoritarian Spring
The ascendance of Donald Trump to the presidential candidacy of the Republican Party has been both remarkable and, to most commentators, unlikely. In The Rise of Trump: America’s Authoritarian Spring, MatthewMacWilliams argues that Trump’s rapid rise through a bewildered Republican Party hierarchy is no anomaly; rather, MacWilliams argues, it is the most recent expression ...more
Paperback, 64 pages
Published September 28th 2016 by Amherst College Press
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Jul 03, 2017 Peter Mcloughlin rated it really liked it
This is a short pamphlet on the election of Trump and the Authoritarian voters he activated. It is as much about the polarization of our society and the rise authoritarians in the Republican party and how it just may have permanently changed our politics. It is no longer liberal or conservative anymore but those who believe in an open society vs. those who don't. Whether we will live under a liberal democracy or under authoritarian strongmen. We have crossed a Rubicon and what lies ahead is ...more