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Under the cover of chaos : Trump and the battle for the American right

By: Grossberg, Lawrence

0745337910 / 9780745337913
Paperback
20/01/2018
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England
20 cm xv, 165 pages
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*Winner of the Diamond Anniversary Book Award of the National Communication Association 2019**BR**BR*Are Donald Trump's irrationality, cruelty, and bombast symptoms of his personality?

Is the chaos surrounding him a sign of his incompetence? Are his populism, illiberalism and nationalism just cynical appeals to existing feelings of abandonment, resentment and rage? *BR**BR*Lawrence Grossberg shows that the truth is bigger and more frightening.

Locating Trumpism in the long struggle among traditional conservatism, the new right and the reactionary right, he suggests that the chaos is far more significant and strategic ... and dangerous. Taking the arguments of the reactionary right seriously, he projects a possible, nightmarish future: a cultural nationalism governed by a popular corporatocracy.*BR**BR*He lays bare how contemporary political struggles are being shaped by a changing national landscape of moods and feelings, marked by a growing absolutism of judgement and belief, and new forms of anxiety, alienation and narcissism.

BIC:

1KBB USA, JPFM Conservatism & right-of-centre democratic ideologies, JPFN Nationalism, JPHL Political leaders & leadership

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