Why is Populism Persuasive? Populism as Expression of Religio-Cultural History; U.S. and Evangelicals as a Case Study

Why is Populism Persuasive? Populism as Expression of Religio-Cultural History with the U.S. and U.S. Evangelicals as a Case Study By Marcia Pally   Political Theology Published online: 11 Mar 2020 https://doi.org/10.1080/1462317X.2020.1740145 ABSTRACT Introduction Definitions and rubric An American case study American left-populism American right-populism Populism and American evangelicals Concluding thoughts References ABSTRACT Abtract: Populism […]

Pandemic Police Populism

Pandemic Police Populism By Marcia Pally  June 26, 2020 https://politicaltheology.com/pandemic-police-populism/ Blaming Covid 19 on the World Health Organization or on a lab in China and calling Black Lives Matter “radical leftist extremists” follow the American-populist playbook of responding to duress by targeting an alien “other” who have wronged “us” and whom “we’re” right to combat with […]

Redeeming Populism: The Promise of a Liberal Covenanted Republic

Redeeming Populism: The Promise of a Liberal Covenanted Republic By Marcia Pally ABC Religion and Ethics  3 May 2018 What makes populism work? Earlier this year, New York Times columnist David Brooks told NPR that, because “populism has deep roots in America,” he believed “Bannonism” would outlive “Trumpism” as a decisive influence in elections and public policy. By “Bannonism,” Brooks meant […]

Populist, Nativist, Isolationist: For Trump, It Was All of the Above

Populist, Nativist, Isolationist: For Trump, It Was All of the Above by Marcia Pally COMMONWEAL, November 22, 2016 They wanted “change,” he promised change, and change most of all from the lying, corrupt, incompetent government of the last eight years. He differed from all candidates before, and in an exercise of popular will against expectations […]

Trump: Why American Doesn’t Know What to Do With Government

“Trump, American Populism, and Why American doesn’t know what to do with its own government,” By Marcia Pally VIDEO: Presented at Humboldt University-Berlin. Jan. 9, 2017 Please note: After the brief introduction in German, the presentation is in English.

Machiavelli on the Potomac: What Will Donald Trump Do Now?

Machiavelli on the Potomac: What Will Donald Trump Do Now? Marcia Pally Religion & Ethics Friday 27 January 2017  Marcia Pally is a Professor at New York University in Multilingual Multicultural Studies and a permanent Fellow of the New York Institute for the Humanities. Her most recent book is Commonwealth and Covenant: Economics, Politics, and Theologies of […]

The Religious Re-direct: Religions and elections in America

The Religious Re-direct: Religions and elections in America By Marcia Pally Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Oct. 30, 2010  For over a century, religiosity in America has been greater, more committed, and more populist than in any other industrialized country. Though today, South Korea sends missionaries to the US, on the view that we are not devout […]