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Can a New Journal Make Sense of Trumpism?

Original story at The Nation• 13 mentions • 6 months ago

The Nation 6 months ago

 
Last February, an anonymous cohort of conservative writers, their bylines purloined from antiquity, started a group blog they described as the “first scholarly journal of radical #Trumpism.” Its title—the Journal of American Greatness, diminutively JAG—advertised the project as something of a lark, and it wasn’t clear how seriously the authors believed in Trump’s viability as a candidate. They did agree broadly with some of his program—economic nationalism, border controls, and an “America First” foreign policy—but for the most part what excited them about Trump was his attitude toward the plummy elitism of what they called “Conservatism, Inc.” Favorable attention from ...
 
 
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10 May
We Shall Overcome @Tokyo_Tom
RT @mediagazer: A critique of Julius Krein's American Affairs, a new Trump-inspired quarterly journal https://t.co/a36IkTH3HX https://t.co/
03 May
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22 Apr
Jay Rosen @jayrosen_nyu
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20 Apr
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20 Apr
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20 Apr
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19 Apr
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RT @thenation: Can @AmericanAffrs, a new Trump-inspired intellectual ⁰magazine, transcend its contradictions? https://t.co/Jz2gR89mpe
19 Apr
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19 Apr
Mike Konczal @rortybomb
Gideon Lewis-Kraus takes a deep dive into the new magazine that's out trying to intellectually define Trumpism. https://t.co/nmCu1H3gBg
19 Apr
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