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Enchanted AmericaHow Intuition and Reason Divide Our Politics$
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J. Eric Oliver and Thomas J. Wood

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780226578477

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: May 2019

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226578644.001.0001

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Truthers and Trumpenvolk

Truthers and Trumpenvolk

(p.107) Chapter Five Truthers and Trumpenvolk
Enchanted America

J. Eric Oliver

Thomas J. Wood

University of Chicago Press

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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