We begin today with a conversation about the rise of nationalism as a political movement. Brazil is holding a run-off election at the end of the month following the near victory of Jair Bolsonaro, an admirer of some of Brazil’s past dictators. Several countries in Europe have seen a far-right brand of nationalism ascendant in recent years, and of course, Donald Trump’s doctrine of “America First” and his rallying motto, "Make America Great Again" were key ingredients to his electoral victory in 2016.
Tom's guest is John Judis, who trains his gaze on the global rise of nationalism in his latest book. John Judis is a former senior editor at the New Republic. He is an Editor at Large at Talking Points Memo, and the author of seven books. The new one is called The Nationalist Revival: Trade, Immigration, and the Revolt Against Globalization.