Going native: Populist academics normalise the anti-immigrant right

Posted: November 1, 2018 in Britain, racism
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My review of Roger Eatwell & Matthew Goodwin’s National Populism has just been just published on politics.co.uk. How the authors aim to colonise the terminology, deny the racism of right-wing populism, redefine racism itself, radically distort concern over immigration, and pretend populism is coming from the voters rather than the unscrupulous political entrepreneurs – like Trump and Bolsonaro who are capturing the ‘mainstream’ right as well as figures like Farage.

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