White nationalism, armed culture and state violence in the age of Donald Trump

@article{Giroux2017WhiteNA,
  title={White nationalism, armed culture and state violence in the age of Donald Trump},
  author={Henry A. Giroux},
  journal={Philosophy \& Social Criticism},
  year={2017},
  volume={43},
  pages={887 - 910}
}
  • Henry A. Giroux
  • Published 18 April 2017
  • Political Science
  • Philosophy & Social Criticism
With the election of Donald Trump to the presidency of the United States, the discourse of an authoritarianism and the echoes of a fascist past have moved from the margins to the center of American politics. A culture of war buttressed by the forces of white supremacy and militarization has been unleashed in a series of policies designed to return the United States to a history in which the public sphere was largely white and Christian, and the economy and the state were governed by a ruling… 

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