Wednesday, March 08, 2017

Axios: The Book That Shaped Steve Bannon’s Populist Nationalist Thinking

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Axios: The Book That Shaped Steve Bannon’s Populist Nationalist Thinking


President Trump’s senior White House strategist Steve Bannon tells Axios’ Jonathan Swan that one his favorite books to explain “the current political moment” is The Revolt of the Elites and the Betrayal of Democracy by the late historian and social critic Christopher Lasch.

Swan describes Lasch’s book, originally published in 1994, as “seminal” in shaping Bannon’s nationalist and populist thinking, “his disdain for experts and party establishments, his skepticism on multinationals, his commitment to information warfare and the Breitbart comments section,” and his distrust of the globalist sympathies of coastal elites who have little allegiance to “Middle America.”