Trump and the Crisis of American Democracy Politique étrangère, Vol. 82, No. 1, Spring 2017
Trump’s victory in the 2016 presidential election is an expression of the crisis of American democracy.
The New York businessman’s anti-elite, anti-system, and anti-immigration discourse seduced a lot of white, less-educated voters in deindustrialized states. His campaign was characterized by an abundance of outrageous, even dishonest, claims. The United States has fully entered an era of “post-truth politics”.
Laurence Nardon is Researcher, head of Ifri's North America Program.