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Donald Trump's presidency has a disturbing parallel in the political career of Huey Long

Mercer, Adrian (2018) Donald Trump's presidency has a disturbing parallel in the political career of Huey Long. USApp - American Politics and Policy Blog (26 Apr 2018). Website.

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Abstract

Donald Trump is not the first American politician to achieve power through demagoguery and then to use that power for their own gain. Adrian Mercer looks back to the political career of Louisiana Governor, then Senator, Huey P Long. He writes that the parallels between Trump and Long are striking: both won elected office by presenting themselves as outsiders promoting reform, and both supported the established order once they gained power. Prior to his assassination in 1935, investigations and corruption charges had begun to undermine Long’s power; President Trump now faces similar challenges which may be the undoing of his presidency.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog
Additional Information: © 2018 The Author(s); Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JC Political theory
J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
Sets: Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 01 Aug 2018 11:28
Last Modified: 22 May 2020 23:16
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/89642

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