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 […]

Evangelicals, Right-wing Populism, Trump: Not a Faustian Bargain

Evangelicals, Right-wing Populism, Trump: Not a Faustian Bargain Published in Theologische Literaturzeitung, Nov. 2019, pp 1084-1102. Introduction The 81 percent of white American evangelicals who voted for Donald Trump in 20161 drew substantial attention as it seemed that one of America’s most devout faith groups supported a politician who was not only twice divorced but had […]

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.