Cosmopolitan elites across the globe are ignoring the will of the people—pushing disgruntled voters into the arms of national-populist parties and politicians.
The election of Donald Trump in America and the referendum on European Union membership in the United Kingdom, otherwise known as Brexit, sent shockwaves throughout the world. Cosmopolitan elites across the globe never saw this populist uprising coming and still do not understand it.
People across the globe have been increasingly voting for national-populist politicians over the last twenty years. The current nationalist-populist revolt started long before Donald Trump came down his golden escalator, and even before Prime Minister David Cameron agreed to hold a referendum vote on the EU. It wasn’t isolated to rundown towns in Northern England or the Midwest, and it wasn’t solely because of demographic changes, ignorance, intolerance, or a “whitelash.” It was occurring because the elites chose to ignore voters’ concerns when it came to globalism and neoliberalism. Issues like mass immigration, war, economic inequality, and national sovereignty were sacrosanct to neoliberals, and ultimately, their unwillingness to concede on these issues built discontent among millions of people.
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About the Author
Harlan Hill is a Republican political consultant and commentator seen on Fox News, Fox Business, MSNBC, CNN, BBC, and Sky News. Hill is the managing partner of Logan Circle Group, a public relations and political consulting firm. He is an advisory board member of President Donald J. Trump’s reelection campaign.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Swamps Around the World 1
Chapter 2 The Enemy of the People 35
Chapter 3 Foreign Policy Blowback 61
Chapter 4 Illegal Immigration 91
Chapter 5 Legal Immigration 127
Chapter 6 Terrorism 187
Chapter 7 Sovereignty 199
Chapter 8 Economic Inequality and Anxiety 217
Chapter 9 The National Populist Future 237
Ryan Girdusky's Acknowledgments 245
Harlan Hill's Acknowledgments 247
About the Authors 249