Columbia Faculty Bernard Harcourt on Trump and the Fascist Right
November 30, 2018 In the Press
Society of Fellows and Heyman Center for the Humanities Alumnus Board Member Bernard Harcourt writes on Trump and the fascist right for the New York Review of Books.
"We are watching, in real time, a new right discourse come to define the American presidency. The term “alt-right” is too innocuous when the new political formation we face is, in truth, neo-fascist, white-supremacist, ultranationalist, and counterrevolutionary. Too few Americans appear to recognize how extreme President Trump has become—in part because it is so disturbing to encounter the arguments of the American and European new right. But we must—and we must call Trump out for deploying them to gain power."
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