President Trump and the “Fringe”

  title={President Trump and the “Fringe”},
  author={Michael Barkun},
  journal={Terrorism and Political Violence},
  pages={437 - 443}
  • M. Barkun
  • Published 27 April 2017
  • Political Science
  • Terrorism and Political Violence
The “fringe”—rejected and marginalized ideas and beliefs—has historically been clearly divided from the cultural and political mainstream. However, recent technological developments have weakened the boundary separating them. The Internet and social media have made it possible for fringe ideas to move much more readily into the mainstream. The Trump campaign was accompanied by the massive infusion of fringe motifs including the denigration of ethnic and religious groups; the support of… 
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