Rather than signaling the end times for a unified conservative religious movement, Trump’s election has given many white evangelicals the opportunity to be politically born again.
The liberal strategy of simply exposing Trump’s lies, pointing to his preposterously unscripted oratory, and hoping to convey some sort of “truth” as antidote to his base misses the point. Trump’s brand of populism has sutured “the people” to the interests of big capital.
Watch Cihan Tuğal’s lecture, “Why was the Left Unequipped to Address the Global Fall of Liberalism?”, part of the teach-in seminar series: “What Next? Sociologists Speak on the Future of the World.”