The praise of ressentiment: or, how I learned to stop worrying and love Donald Trump

@article{Dolgert2016ThePO,
  title={The praise of ressentiment: or, how I learned to stop worrying and love Donald Trump},
  author={Stefan Dolgert},
  journal={New Political Science},
  year={2016},
  volume={38},
  pages={354 - 370}
}
Abstract American political discourse in the era of Tea Parties, Donald Trump, and ‘#BlackLivesMatter’ is suffused with Nietzschean ressentiment. Left critical theorist Wendy Brown’s ‘wounded attachments’ characterize civil rights protesters, multiculturalists, anti-tax activists, and Christian conservatives alike: all are grounded in an identity thoroughly constituted by foundational wounding, which then provides a continuing impulse to fixate on perceived wrongs as the basis for political… Expand
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