US Politics in an Age of Uncertainty: Essays on a New Reality

US Politics in an Age of Uncertainty: Essays on a New Reality
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"With the news cycle taken over by the latest madness emerging from the mouth or Twitter feed of the childish 'orange one' in the White House, could we step back from the circus to reflect like adults on the social and historical forces that produced the clown presidency? Haymarket Books’ new collection of essays by leading left political analysts, 'US Politics in an Age of Uncertainty: Essays on a New Reality,' is required reading for anyone interested in such reflections on Donald Trump."

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The Electoral College’s selection of Donald Trump as 45th president of the United States continues to shock on many levels. A transition from the first African American president to someone who made racism a cornerstone of his campaign is one element. Another is that Trump triumphed against what appeared to be a solid “popular front” of most of American business, the media, the political establishment, and liberal activists lined up behind Democrat Hillary Clinton. Despite all of these factors—or perhaps, more accurately, because of them—the dysfunctional U.S. political system delivered the world’s most powerful office to the loser of the national popular vote for the second time in sixteen years.


US Politics in the Age of Uncertainty is a smart and compelling reader, written by socialists, that delves into different aspects of US politics in this era of transition from Obama to Trump. These essays are offered with the knowledge that the social forces that drove the 2016 election remain with us today, and thus helps set a course for the left to project its true power in a way that can offer a real alternative for the working-class majority.

 


Contents


Introduction


Lance Selfa


Chickens Coming Home to Roost for the Democratic Party? How Neoliberalism Quietly Devastated the US Working Class


Sharon Smith


We Got Trumped!


Charlie Post


Who Put Donald Trump in the White House?


Kim Moody


The Great God Trump and the White Working Class


Mike Davis


Choosing or Refusing to Take Sides in an Era of Right-Wing Populism


Neil Davidson


From Hope to Despair: How the Obama Years Gave Us Trump


Lance Selfa


Black Politics in the Trump Era


Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor


The Misogynist-in-Chief: The Stakes for Women’s Rights in the Trump Era


Elizabeth Schulte


Trump, Islamophobia, and US Politics


An Interview with Deepa Kumar


From “Deporter-in-Chief ” to Xenophobia Unleashed: Immigration Policy under Trump


An Interview with Justin Akers Chacón


The End of Progressive Neoliberalism


Nancy Fraser

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