[Marxism] Fwd: Trumpism and the Davos Man | Online Only | n+1

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Tue Feb 28 08:25:06 MST 2017

OF ALL THE SURREAL ASPECTS of Donald Trump’s behavior, perhaps the most 
confusing is what it actually takes to be considered his enemy—and what 
happens when you become one. Trump built his campaign on militant 
nationalism. “Americanism, not globalism, will be our creed,” the 
President-elect said when he accepted the Republican nomination. His 
election caps a year in which globalization came directly into the 
crosshairs of populism all over the world. But if Trump and his ilk are 
Americanists, Brexiters, the Front National and the Alternative für 
Deutschland, what has happened to the boosters of globalism—the 
so-called globalists? Once the target of anti-globalization protesters, 
in Seattle and Genoa, the “Davos Man” is now the target of elected 


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