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Jay Bookman decodes Donald Trump’s cynical embrace of “nationalism.” A snippet:
In his rallies and in interviews, Trump has also embraced the language of the international far right, describing himself as a “nationalist” and his opponents as “globalists.”
“Globalist” and “nationalist” are terms with deep roots in racism, anti-Semitism and fascism. In Hungary, fascists call themselves nationalist and rant against George Soros and the globalist elite, as do their counterparts in places such as Poland, Russia, Italy, Austria and France. Such words serve as code, to signal to others at home and around the world that they share a common cause and understanding.
In all those various countries, nationalism is understood to have a common meaning, and that is “white nationalism.”