Aspirational Fascism

9781517905125: Paperback
Release Date: 12th October 2017

Dimensions: 127 x 178

Number of Pages: 142

Series Forerunners: Ideas First

University of Minnesota Press

Aspirational Fascism

The Struggle for Multifaceted Democracy under Trumpism

Paperback / £6.99

Coming to terms with a new period of uncertainty when it is still replete with possibilities

This quick and engaging study clearly lays out the United States’ current democratic crisis. Examining the early stages of the Nazi movement in Germany, William E. Connolly detects synergies with Donald Trump’s rhetorical style. Tapping into a sense of contemporary fragility, Aspirational Fascism pays particular attention to how conflicts between neoliberalism and the pluralizing left have placed the white working class in a bind. Ultimately, Connolly believes a multifaceted democracy constitutes the best antidote to aspirational fascism and rethinks what a politics of the left might look like today.

Forerunners is a thought-in-process series of breakthrough digital works. Written between fresh ideas and finished books, Forerunners draws on scholarly work initiated in notable blogs, social media, conference plenaries, journal articles, and the synergy of academic exchange. This is gray literature publishing: where intense thinking, change, and speculation take place in scholarship.
 

William E. Connolly is Krieger-Eisenhower Professor at Johns Hopkins University, where he teaches political theory.