Trump in the White House: Tragedy and Farce

By: John Bellamy Foster (Author) Robert W. McChesney (Frwd.)

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About the Book Remember that metaphor about the frog that slowly cooks to death in the pot of increasingly warm water? Leftists have used it for years to describe how people can accept dwindling health care, fading job opportunities, eroding racial and gender equalityas long as the loss occurs gradually. Now, with Donald Trump having slouched off to Washington, most of the mainstream media are working overtime to convince us that we can still stand the heat. Leave it to John Bellamy Foster, one of the worlds outstanding radical scholars, to expose Trump for who and what he is: a neo-fascist. Just at the boiling point, Foster offers us cool logic to comprehend the system that created Trumps moral and political emergencyand to resist it. In Trump in the White House, John Bellamy Foster does what no other Trump analyst has done before: he places the president and his administration in full historical context. Foster reveals that Trump is merely the endpoint of a stagnating economic system whose liberal democratic sheen has begun to wear thin. Beneath a veneer of democracy, we see the authoritarian rule that oversees decreasing wages, anti-science and climate-change denialism, a dying public education system, and expanding prisons and militaryall powered by a phony populism seething with centuries of racism that never went away. But Foster refuses to end his book in despair. Inside his analysis is a clarion call to fight back. Protests, popular demands, coalitions: everyone is needed. Change cant happen without radical, anti-capitalist politics, and Foster demonstrates thateven now, with the waters ever warmingit may yet be possible to stop the desecration of the Earth; to end endless war; to create global solidarity with all oppressed people. Could a frog do that? Printed Pages: 159

Title: Trump in the White House: Tragedy and Farce

Author Name: John Bellamy Foster (Author) Robert W. McChesney (Frwd.)

Categories: India, International Politic/ Relations,

Publisher: New Delhi, Dev Publishers & Distributors: 2018

ISBN: 9789381406786

Binding: Softcover

Book Condition: New

Seller ID: 1202027

Keywords: Trump in the White House: Tragedy and Farce John Bellamy Foster (Author) Robert W. McChesney (Frwd.)