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The Far Right in America

By Cas Mudde

© 2018 – Routledge

132 pages

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Description

This book collects Mudde's old and new blog posts, interviews and op-eds on the topic of the US far right, ranging from right-wing populists to neo-Nazi terrorists. The main emphasis of the book is on the two most important far right developments of the 21st century, the Tea Party and Donald Trump. Primarily aimed at a non-academic audience,the book explains terminology, clarifies the key organizations and people and their relationship to (liberal) democracy.

Table of Contents

Preface

Acknowledgements

1. Definitions: the various shades of the US far right

2. A short history of the far right in America

3. The Tea Party paradox

4. Wisconsin’s Sikh massacre: the real danger

5. America’s new revolutionaries

6. America’s election and the Tea Party

7. Is the Revolution eating its children? The US Tea Party, between AstroTurf and grassroots

8. The Green Scare: Why Islamophobia is the new Red Scare

9. The Trump phenomenon and the European populist radical right

10. The power of populism? Not really!

11. Is the GOP a radical right party?

12. Will Donald Trump transform the (far) right in the US?

13. Trump: The Great White Hope

14. A Talk with Cas Mudde on American and European populism

15. The far right has arrived… and it could take Washington!

16. The revenge of the losers of globalization? Brexit, Trump and globalization

17. Stop using the term "alt-right’!

18. Why is American political science blind on the right eye?

19. Did Trump really hijack the GOP?

20. The latest Trump (and GOP and media) fiasco in nine points

21. Brexit, Trump, and five (wrong) lessons about ‘the populist challenge’

22. Keeping it real in Trump’s America

23. The far right in a Trump world

24. Donald Trump is an American original

25. Trumpism: normal pathology or pathological normalcy?

26. Donald Trump and the silent counter-revolution

27. What’s the matter with America? Trump and the multidimensionality of politics

28. Did Trump prove US political science wrong?

29. The politics of nostalgia

30. 2016 and the five stages of liberal denial

31. We are thinking about populism wrong. And it’s costing us

32. The Trump presidency: the radical right in power?

33. What to read on Trump(ism)

Bibliography

About the Author

Cas Mudde is Associate Professor in the School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Georgia, USA, and Researcher in the Center for Research on Extremism (C-REX) at the University of Oslo, Norway.

About the Series

Extremism and Democracy

This new series encompasses academic studies within the broad fields of 'extremism' and 'democracy'. These topics have traditionally been considered largely in isolation by academics. A key focus of the series, therefore, is the (inter-) relation between extremism and democracy. Works will seek to answer questions such as to what extent extremist groups pose a major threat to democratic parties, or how can democracy respond to extremism without undermining its own democratic credentials?

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POL000000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / General
POL007000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Ideologies / Democracy
POL008000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Process / Elections
POL015000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Process / Political Parties
POL025000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Process / Leadership
POL032000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Essays
POL042020
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Ideologies / Conservatism & Liberalism
POL042030
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Ideologies / Fascism & Totalitarianism
POL042040
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Ideologies / Radicalism