Against the Grain

Rightwing Neoliberal Populism

Brazilians just elected a retired military officer who has praised dictatorship as their next president. In the U.S., Trump continues to inflame hatred against immigrants and others, while passing policies that benefit the wealthy. How should we understand the rise of figures around the world like Bolsonaro, Trump, Duterte in the Philippines, and Orban in Hungary? Historian Federico Finchelstein looks at the marriage of neoliberalism and rightwing populism.

Resources:

Federico Finchelstein, From Fascism to Populism in History UC Press, 2017

 

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