The election of Donald Trump has stunned the establishments of both major U.S. political parties and upended the predictions of journalists, pundits and pollsters. What may be expected in the new Age of Trump? Will we see a break with the neo-liberal politics of the last forty years and a lurch toward a populism of the right? Or is a return to rightwing Republicanism, with its tax cuts for the rich, de-regulation, and militarism actually more likely? Does the historic women’s march herald a breakthrough to a new era of radicalization or signal a fall back to the politics of Obama and Clinton? Our speakers will explore the conditions that gave rise to Trump and to Sanders and ask what political parties and movements will benefit from the historic shakeups that they have detonated.
Robert Brenner Director of the UCLA Center for Social Theory and Comparative History.
Bhaskar Sunkara Editor and Publisher of Jacobin.