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The Rattle on the Tail of the Rattlesnake

Trump and the Danger of Right-Wing Populism in the US


From: The Socialist Register 2022


Bill Fletcher presents a careful appraisal of the forces marshalled on the right over the course of the Trump presidency, leading to the insurrection of January 2021. For the American left, this ‘political polarization’ means, Fletcher contends, united front work and tactical alliances to combat the far right, but also a left that is ‘organized around an alternative set of politics and an alternative practice’. Fletcher focuses on topics such as right-wing populism, neo-fascism, conservative nostalgia, and the evolution of the right as ‘the party of the White Republic’.



Bill Fletcher Jr.

Bill Fletcher Jr. is a long-time trade unionist, writer, and a past president of TransAfrica Forum.