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Fighting Liberal Democracy – An Attempt to classify Trump

Article
Sophia Würtz
30/01/2019
13 minutes to read

Observing Trump's actions is somehow contradictive - what we see is an economic nationalism on the one side, but neoliberal actions on the other side. This is why one could indeed speak of neoliberal nationalism.

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Trump, why do people love you?

Article
Blean Tsige
14/01/2019
15 minutes to read

The purpose of this article is an attempt to understand the support system Trump has developed throughout his presidency. Likewise, I am trying to criticize and highlight aspects of his journey.  

 

Jair Bolsonaro

Big Man politics 2.0

Column
Jan Blommaert
22/11/2018
5 minutes to read

Big Man politics used to be an exotic and marginal phenomenon, but algoritmic populists such as Bolsonaro, Trump, Orbán and others made it one of the dominant formats of 21st century power.

Marcuse's grave, cultural marxism, hoax, conspiracy theory new right

Why has Cultural Marxism become the enemy?

Column
Jan Blommaert
09/09/2019
13 minutes to read

Cultural Marxism is blamed for "globalism" and its discontents. Perhaps exploring globalization can be an alternative for this deeply flawed conspiracy theory.

Conspiracy theorising online

Article
Piia Varis
01/11/2018
11 minutes to read

Conspiracy theorising online is not only an interesting object of research in itself, says Piia Varis (Tilburg University) but as a phenomenon it also seems fruitful ground for understanding present-day media, culture, and politics more generally.

Trumps Tweetopoetics

Column
Jan Blommaert
24/11/2018
6 minutes to read

Trump speaks in tweets. But his tweets are made for speaking too.