Nativism in the West

“How are we to understand and respond to the expansion of nativism across the globe? In their brilliant appraisal of ‘a nativist logic’ in the Netherlands, France, and the US, the authors conclude with wise―and urgent―advice for liberals. Structural shifts are behind this turn, they argue, but what counts more is narrative. And liberals need to work on theirs. Get curious about how a narrative works, how it appeals to our yearning to belong. Try creating a liberal narrative which invites the listener into a home which has the feel of comfort with difference-in race, creed, national origin, sexual orientation-and even difference in political opinion. Civilization is a work in progress, and this book helps us do that work.”

―Arlie Russell Hochschild, Professor Emerita of Sociology, University of California Berkeley, and author of Strangers in Their Own Land: Anger and Mourning on the American Right


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