How the right of the right has drifted towards an anti-liberal, anti-democratic thought paradigm

, by  Thomas B. Edsall

A NY Times article on the transition of the conservative right through out the world, to a "national conservative" viewpoint, exemplified by Trump-Orban-Bolsonaro, and to some extent other extreme right political leaders such Giorgia Meloni. This national conservative viewpoint is described as a mostly coherent, global viewpoint on society. It is "anti-liberal", in that it is Christian, nationalist, anti-feminist and most important, anti-democratic. In can easily include racist and white supremacist factions.
Different studies indicate that this world view is supported by perhaps 40-45% of Americans, a fraction that is unlikely to vary, given that the adhesion to this viewpoint is based on long terms structural perceived grievances: loss of jobs or economic security, decline of religious values, or attacks on traditional family and sex roles.
This worldview, explicitly anti-democratic, views the result of the 2020 US Presidential election as a "steal", in a more profound sense than a count of votes, but rather as the theft and suppression of a "natural family and religious" order that was the basis for the United States political system.

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/09/28/opinion/trump-right-wing-america.html

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