Right-wing populism???

The almost mysterious self-destruction of the american democratic system shows a strange dynamic and an outlandish de-classing of working class politics. It remains unforeseen and deadly in the context of democratic cliche mongering…The left has been sidelined but has in its focus on ideology, working class, and equality the basic tools to deal with the situation…given the opportunity…

Trump’s unique brand of right-wing populism has long been sold in “mainstream” discourse via a narrative that his supporters are angry as hell over mounting personal and economic insecurity, in an age that affords fewer and fewer opportunities to the “working class.” This story was popularized in part because of Trump’s rhetoric, and because of his higher support among those (especially whites) with low levels of education, who were angry (at the time of Trump’s election) at the state of the nation and economy, and who were opposed to corporate “free trade” agreements. But this narrative was always highly misleading. As social scientists have documented in recent years (see some examples here, here, here, and here), there is little evidence that Trumpeters are economically insecure relative to non-supporters.

Source: The “Trump Recovery”: Behind Right-Wing Populism’s Radical Transformation – CounterPunch.org

The complete failure of historical theories (including Marx’s), and a glance at the eonic effect data set…

https://www.dropbox.com/home/Public?preview=WHEE_5thed_pdf.pdf
Marxist claims for a science of history are mostly pseudo-science and we must rush into the fray to challenge the failure of all parties to produce a science of history. The question was actually addressed by such as Karl Popper in his critique of marxist ‘historicism’ but his critique applies just as well to the bourgeois versions of historical science. So-called. There is no such science.
The reason is clear: the issue of free agency enters to falsify all claims for a theory, which is supposedly causal.
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