I thought about adding this to the "Duce
" thread, but I know some people are loath to read history, and I wouldn't want to mislead them by putting it in a thread devoted to current politics.
It's a concise history of the conservative populist stream in American politics, warts and all."An Intellectual History of Trumpism" | Politico
The hidden history of Trumpism suggests that the president-elect may be not simply an opportunistic showman but the leader of an at least semi-coherent ideology—a new iteration of the populist and nationalist paleoconservatism that has long lurked in the shadows of American politics. Now, for the first time since the isolationist 1930s, this ideology commands real influence, and for the first time in our history, it will enjoy favor from a sitting president. The prospects could not be more ominous.