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In an op-ed, Brian Levin, professor of criminal justice and director of the nonpartisan Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at CSUSB, wrote: “'Come on dude!!!...end of the globalists!!!’ crowed Steve Bannon, the deposed chief political advisor to the president and former Breitbart editor recently. Bannon’s schadenfreude — sent via text to a journalist at Axios — was specific to the firing of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. But it could as easily have been referencing the resignation of National Economic Council director Gary Cohn, the troubles of Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner or the replacement of National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster with John Bolton. It's all ‘strictly business,’ as the fictional mobster Michael Corleone would say.
“For Bannon, the self-appointed godfather of nationalism, news of these departures represents an almost complete purge of globalists from Trump’s cabinet. Predictions that moderates were winning the war for Trump’s ear now seem premature. Just a year after President Barack Obama left office, the White House has shifted solidly towards isolationism. How did America get here, and how have evangelists like Bannon turned a mainstream ideology like globalism into the far-right’s favorite smear?”
Read the complete article at “Bannon's revenge: How globalism went from a mainstream ideology to the far-right's favorite smear.”