Antidemocracy in America

Truth, Power, and the Republic at Risk
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Eric Klinenberg
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Antidemocracy in America is a collective effort to understand the fragility of American democracy and how to protect it from the buried contradictions that Trump’s victory brought into view. It offers essays from leading scholars on topics including race, religion, gender, civil liberties, protest, inequality, immigration, and the media.

On Election Day in 2016, it seemed unthinkable to many Americans that Donald Trump could become president of the United States. But the victories of the Obama administration hid from view fundamental problems deeply rooted in American social institutions and history. The election’s consequences drastically changed how Americans experience their country, especially for those threatened by the public outburst of bigotry and repression. Amid the deluge of tweets and breaking news stories that turn each day into a political soap opera, it can be difficult to take a step back and see the big picture. To confront the threats we face, we must recognize that the Trump presidency is a symptom, not the malady.

Antidemocracy in America is a collective effort to understand how we got to this point and what can be done about it. Assembled by the sociologist Eric Klinenberg as well as the editors of the online magazine Public Books, Caitlin Zaloom and Sharon Marcus, it offers essays from many of the nation’s leading scholars, experts on topics including race, religion, gender, civil liberties, protest, inequality, immigration, climate change, national security, and the role of the media. Antidemocracy in America places our present in international and historical context, considering the worldwide turn toward authoritarianism and its varied precursors. Each essay seeks to inform our understanding of the fragility of American democracy and suggests how to protect it from the buried contradictions that Trump’s victory brought into public view.

Introduction: The Big Picture, by Eric KlinenbergPart I. The Crisis: Where We AreResource Extraction, by Michelle Wilde AndersonConfronting Manhood After Trump, by Lisa WadePredatory Real Estate, by Thomas J. SugrueThe Misinformation Society, by Victor PickardDefending Open Cities, by Saskia SassenCriminalizing Immigrants, by Alina DasTrump, Trade, and War, by Oona A. Hathaway and Scott J. ShapiroRule by Misrule, by Richard SennettSchool of Trump, by Pedro NogueraTrump on Twitter: How a Medium Designed for Democracy Became an Authoritarian's Mouthpiece, by Fred TurnerTrump's Attack on Knowledge, by Craig CalhounPart II. The Collapse: How We Got HereThe Devastated House of Labor, by Margaret LeviUnholy Alliances, by Shamus KhanCoalthink, by Gretchen BakkeViolence and Criminal Justice, by Patrick SharkeyWomen Voters, Left and Right, by Linda GordonThe Office of the Presidency, by Robert ShrumReligion and the Republic, by Philip GorskiEvangelical Voters, by Tanya Marie LuhrmannGun Culture, by Harel ShapiraBlack Women and the FBI, by Ashley FarmerConfederate Revisionist History, by Douglas S. MasseyTrump's Charisma, by Steven LukesUnequal America, by Michelle Jackson and David B. GruskyPart III. The Solutions: What We Can DoWorking-Class Environmentalism, by Daniel Aldana CohenDefending Society, by Wendy BrownProtest, Violent and Nonviolent, by Judith ButlerSocial Solidarity, by Michele Lamont"The Parliament of Bodies", by Jack HalberstamThe Right Type of Citizenship, by Jefferson CowieMultiracial Cooperation, by William Julius WilsonList of Contributors
On Election Day in 2016, it seemed unthinkable to many Americans that Donald Trump could become president of the United States. But the victories of the Obama administration hid from view fundamental problems deeply rooted in American social institutions and history. The election's consequences drastically changed how Americans experience their country, especially for those threatened by the public outburst of bigotry and repression. Amid the deluge of tweets and breaking news stories that turn each day into a political soap opera, it can be difficult to take a step back and see the big picture. To confront the threats we face, we must recognize that the Trump presidency is a symptom, not the malady.Antidemocracy in America is a collective effort to understand how we got to this point and what can be done about it. Assembled by the sociologist Eric Klinenberg as well as the editors of the online magazine Public Books, Caitlin Zaloom and Sharon Marcus, it offers essays from many of the nation's leading scholars, experts on topics including race, religion, gender, civil liberties, protest, inequality, immigration, climate change, national security, and the role of the media. Antidemocracy in America places our present in international and historical context, considering the worldwide turn toward authoritarianism and its varied precursors. Each essay seeks to inform our understanding of the fragility of American democracy and suggests how to protect it from the buried contradictions that Trump's victory brought into public view.

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