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Truthers and Trumpenvolk

Truthers and Trumpenvolk

Chapter:
(p.107) Chapter Five Truthers and Trumpenvolk
Source:
Enchanted America
Author(s):
J. Eric OliverThomas J. Wood
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226578644.003.0006

Chapter Five tackles the Truther phenomenon that has bubbled to the surface more readily after the 2016 Presidential election. Populist and conspiracists are given clear definitions, how these groups converge around “Folk politics.” It goes into detail how conspiracy theories, populist rhetoric, and Donald Trump were so attractive to Intuitionists.

Keywords:   Truthers, 2016 US Election, Populism, Folk politics

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