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Donald Trump is illiberal but he is not un-American

Harrison, Peter (2016) Donald Trump is illiberal but he is not un-American. USApp– American Politics and Policy Blog (11 Jan 2016). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

The meteoric rise of New York billionaire Donald Trump to the top of the Republican Party’s presidential primary field despite calling for bans on Muslims entering the US has prompted many commentators to suggest that his brand of politics are ‘un-American’. Peter Harris writes that while Trump’s politics are almost certainly illiberal, they actually fit relatively well with American society’s historic tendency to limit democracy and opportunity to certain groups because of their race, sex, religion or class.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2016 The Authors; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
Sets: Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 04 Jan 2017 12:37
Last Modified: 22 Sep 2019 23:21
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/68726

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