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The rise of Trump : America's authoritarian spring

Author: Matthew C MacWilliams
Publisher: Amherst, Massachusetts : Amherst College Press, [2016] ©2016
Series: Public works (Amherst, Mass.)
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The ascendance of Donald Trump to the presidential candidacy of the Republican Party has been both remarkable and, to most commentators, unlikely. [The author] argues that Trump's rapid rise through a bewildered Republican Party hierarchy is no anomaly; rather, MacWilliams argues, it is the most recent expression of a long-standing theme in American political life, the tendency and temptation to an ascriptive  Read more...
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Named Person: Donald Trump; Donald Trump
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Matthew C MacWilliams
ISBN: 9781943208029 1943208026
OCLC Number: 958433686
Description: ix, 52 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Series Title: Public works (Amherst, Mass.)
Responsibility: Matthew C. MacWilliams.

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"The ascendance of Donald Trump to the presidential candidacy of the Republican Party has been both remarkable and, to most commentators, unlikely. [The author] argues that Trump's rapid rise through a bewildered Republican Party hierarchy is no anomaly; rather, MacWilliams argues, it is the most recent expression of a long-standing theme in American political life, the tendency and temptation to an ascriptive politics--a political view that builds its basic case on ascribing to any relatively disempowered group (whether defined by race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, or other identifying category) a certain set of qualities that justify discriminatory treatment."--Publisher.

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