Henry A. Giroux | Political Frauds and the Ghost of Totalitarianism

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Few journalists have acknowledged the presence of white militia and white supremacists groups at Trump’s rallies.

Missing from the commentaries by most of the mainstream media regarding the current rise of Trumpism is any historical context that would offer a critical account of the ideological and political disorder plaguing US society — personified by Trump’s popularity.

By Henry A. Giroux  Truthout.org | News Analysis  September 15, 2015

Donald Trump, speaking at the Conservative Political Action Conference in National Harbor, MD, March 6, 2015.Donald Trump, speaking at the Conservative Political Action Conference in National Harbor, Maryland, March 6, 2015. (Photo: Christopher Halloran / Shutterstock.com)

In the current historical moment in the United States, the emptying out of language is nourished by the assault on the civic imagination. One example of this can be found in the rise of Donald Trump on the political scene. Trump’s popular appeal speaks to not just the boldness of what he says and the shock it provokes, but the inability…

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