Recent email revelations have put paid on the longheld conclusion that America’s Left is actively working to take us into a post-American future. This view is underwritten by most on the Right and many on the Left. The entire proposition is wrapped up in the widely accepted notion of an evolving America. Currently there stand two much read publications which discuss this issue – the Nov/Dec 2016 Foreign Affairs, flagship publication of the prestigious left-leaning Council on Foreign Relations (CRF), and the Oct 2016 Imprimis, the widely read publication (circulation over 3.6 million) from the right-leaning Hillsdale College.
FA devotes its entire issue to the discussion of populism in which we read ‘Populism on the March – Why the West Is in Trouble’ by CNN’s Mr Fareed Zakaria, and ‘Populism is not Fascism’ by Columbia’s Professor Sheri Berman. Imprimis summarizes a recent (12oct16) speech by Professor Edward Erler – ‘Who We Are As a People – The Syrian Refugee Question’.
For openers FA identifies what they label an “ethno-nationalist trend” that is ongoing on both sides of the Atlantic and championed in America by Donald Trump. From the issue’s introductory overview it is clear that populism is any broadly held socio-political view by people who don’t support progressive globalism. One senses that there is a perceptible cloud over such people.