After the Right, What’s Left? A Socialist Critique of Trump and the Christian Right (2020)
AuthorsGalston, Davidshow all
Donald Trump lost the 2016 United States Presidential election by over 2.8 million votes, but in the US electoral system, that does not matter. Trump gained enough votes in key states like Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, and Michigan to win the Electoral College and to raise, for liberals, the uncomfortable question about how and why he appealed to traditional working-class America in traditional working-class states. Why was his appeal equally engaging of the old Left as it was of the Alt Right? The question is significant not only for imagining the political future of America and the West but also when considering the future of Christianity as a socially relevant religion. Trump�s overwhelming support on the Christian Right raises the question of the Christian future.