‘The Paranoid Style in American Politics’

Political Scientist Richard Hofstadter wrote a famous essay for Harpers Magazine in 1964 called "The Paranoid Style in American Politics" that surely resonates in 2016. This year, we hear candidates scapegoating immigrants and foreigners (especially Mexicans, Chinese, Indians) for low wages of "real Americans"; greedy business owners for moving their businesses overseas; Muslims and/or the … Continue reading ‘The Paranoid Style in American Politics’