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From the 'Old Right' to the Alt-Right: How the Conservative Ideology of FDR’s Day Fueled the Rise of Trump

Click here for reuse options! Yes, Donald Trump is a conservative — in some ways, he represents a return to the anti-New Deal right of the 1940s. The idea that Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is not a conservative or that his rise has nothing to do with the conservative movement was ludicrous on its face from the very beginning. Sure, Trump is an unorthodox candidate in various ways, but he appeals directly to generations of racial, gender and ethno-nationalist resentments that the conservative movement had repeatedly stoked in its unending quest for power — as I’ve written about in the wake of Ferguson and after Trump’s first black-outreach fiasco.
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