Donald Trump's America

Have reasonable people ever seriously asked whether the frontrunner for a major party’s presidential nomination was a fascist? But Donald Trump’s calls for barring Muslims from entering the United States and for rounding up and throwing out millions of immigrants (whom he called «rapists»), as well as his frequent falsehoods and saying that a protester beaten at one of his rallies «should have been roughed up», have drawn comparisons to the days of Hitler and Mussolini.

How can a man of such extreme views be the leading Republican candidate in the polls? What does Trump’s popularity say about his supporters, and America?

Responses:

There's an Ideological Reason for Trump's Success

Mark Krikorian, Center for Immigration Studies

Part of a Long, Lamentable Tradition

Nell Irvin Painter, author, "The History of White People"

Foot Soldiers in an Army Formed by Reagan

Adele M. Stan, The American Prospect

Trump's Fans Love His Directness More Than His Ideas

Timothy P. Carney, The Washington Examiner

Attitudes That Led to Facism

Federico Finchelstein, The New School and
Pablo Piccato, Columbia University

A Reflection of Fear, Anger and a Desire to Be Entertained

Randa Fahmy, political consultant

The G.O.P. Needs to Take a Stand Against Trump

Linda Chavez, former Reagan official

His Numbers Don't Say a Lot About Most Americans

Celinda Lake, political strategist

Source: News feed

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