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Published: 01 June 2018

240 Pages

5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780190872434

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American Discontent

The Rise of Donald Trump and Decline of the Golden Age

John L. Campbell

  • Emphasizes the deep structural and historical factors that enabled Trump's rise to power, rather than more immediate factors
  • Argues that only long-developing trends in the American economy, race relations, ideology and politics stretching back to the 1970s can explain Trump's rise to power
  • Offers support for the view that anxieties-regardless of class-about the possibilities for upward mobility mattered more than working-class discontent in Trump's push for the White House
  • Draws parallels and comparisons to current events in Europe and the rise of populist, nationalist political parties abroad

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