Hollow Resistance: Obama, Trump, and the Politics of Appeasement
FEATURING PAUL STREET – As President Donald Trump continues to openly tout his fascistic desires to court Nazis and white supremacists, use force on Americans, and even steal the election, his main opponent, the Democratic Party, appears weak and unwilling to fight back. Even after GOP hypocrisy on the filling of a Supreme Court seat weeks before a major election, Democrats have held back, pulled their punches, and generally acquiesced. In a new book my guest Paul Street lays much of the blame on former President Barack Obama, whose accomplishments Trump has systematically dismantled and about whom the President has unleashed outrageous lies.
Paul Street, historian, journalist, and political commentator in Chicago. He is the author of many books, including Barack Obama and the Future of American Politics (Routledge, 2008). The Empire’s New Clothes: Barack Obama in the Real World of Power (Routledge, 2010), and They Rule: The 1% v. Democracy (Routledge, 2014).