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by Hannah Leitheiser

Nationalist Capitalism

The Case for Trump

Victor Davis Hanson

2019

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2020-01-01

"Trump's idea of decline, then was not quite either the economic pessimism of the left nor the cultural rot of the right, as a capitalist nationalist populoust, he instead complained of a rigged decline for some as the tab for the prosperity of others, in some ways not unlike the charges of unfairness from his doppleganger Bernie Sanders. For Trump the problem with the US was not capitalist inspired inequality, but the lack of nationalist patriotism of capitalists. The elite and rich no longer cared as much about other Americans as they did other abroad -- Chinese, poor Mexicans, wealthy Europeans, middle Easterners." - Victor Davis Hanson, The Case for Trump (2019)