Trumpism and its Discontents


There is no shortage of punditry on Donald Trump’s rise as a political figure. Yet, the unusual story of a real estate entrepreneur turned game show host turned politician has obscured deeper assessments of the political conditions and ideological reconfigurations that produced this moment. This volume offers a collection of essays that examine the political worldview that has come to be known as “Trumpism,” the circumstances that made this way of thinking and being possible, and the implications these transformations have for democracy and human well-being. 

A copy of the book and its chapters is now available for download for free in PDF form, and viewable in web form, on the Othering & Belonging Institute's website.

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Osagie K. Obasogie, editor
Publication date: 
November 12, 2020
Publication type: 
American Politics & Government