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The Man Who Put Andrew Jackson in Trump’s Oval Office
Historian Walter Russell Mead has become the favorite Trump whisperer for everyone from Steve Bannon to Tom Cotton.

By SUSAN B. GLASSER January 22, 2018

A few months ago, the historian Walter Russell Mead got a text message out of the blue from an unknown number. It turned out to be White House chief strategist Steve Bannon. Bannon, not yet banished from Trump’s inner circle, had a surprising story to tell the wonky scholar of American foreign policy: Mead, he said, was the reason President Andrew Jackson’s portrait now occupied a controversial place of honor in Donald Trump’s Oval Office.

Bannon had seized on Mead’s work as part of his war on the other factions inside Trump’s White House, and especially the hyperentitled family members like son-in-law Jared Kushner and “globalists” like national security adviser H.R. McMaster he viewed as selling out Trump’s “America First” vision to the more conventional course preferred by the Washington establishment. In the rumpled Mead and his writings about the “Jacksonian” tradition in American foreign policy, Bannon saw a populist kindred spirit—and a suitably rabble-rousing model for the anti-establishment course he hoped Trump would follow.

Trump agreed, which is why the Jackson portrait went up and the president was visiting Old Hickory’s Tennessee home within weeks of his inauguration, never mind the instant outcry that greeted Trump’s embrace of a slave-holding, Native American-fighting early 19th century predecessor as his role model. “That’s what Steve Bannon told me,” Mead recalled in a new interview for The Global Politico, our weekly podcast on world affairs. “There was this Jacksonian moment.”

Even now, exactly a year after Trump’s inauguration, Mead says that while Bannon has been purged from the White House, Bannonism—and by extension the bowdlerized, 21st century version of Jacksonianism he was peddling—has not. If you want to understand Trump’s otherwise incomprehensible presidency, Mead argues, you need to understand America’s seventh president.

Trump’s embrace of Jackson as a governing philosophy has been decidedly controversial. To critics, it’s barely veiled racism, a signaling to Trump’s overwhelmingly white political base that is hardly subtle considering Jackson’s rapidly declining historical reputation. A slave owner and general once celebrated as the conquering hero of the Battle of New Orleans, Jackson is perhaps better known today as a fighter against Native Americans whose tactics were so brutal that the Obama administration announced in 2016 it was booting him from the $20 bill. When Trump recently hosted Native American leaders in the Oval Office and pictures circulated of them standing with the Jackson portrait in the background, Twitter was filled with commentary about the president’s boorish slight of his guests.
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14 days ago by nynate17
UK towns ‘polarised’ by rise of far right | UK news | The Guardian
But Khan said her investigations had detected a sense Britain was on the cusp of a fresh wave of rightwing extremism: “This backs up what experts have been telling me – that we are seeing a new wave of the far right: modernised, professionalised and growing; supported by a frightening amount of legal online extremist material.” [...] Metropolitan police’s Neil Basu, told the home affairs select committee that far-right extremists and Islamists were “feeding each other” and that police were currently presiding over 700 live terrorism investigations. [...] Home Office data shows that white people now constitute the largest proportion of arrested terrorism suspects for the first time in 13 years. Meanwhile, the number of people referred to the government’s counter-extremism programme, Prevent, because of concerns over rightwing extremism has grown by more than a quarter.
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19 days ago by asterisk2a
Steve Bannon: A Propaganda Retrospective | Steve Bannon: A Propaganda Retrospective
Het Nieuwe Instituut invited Dutch artist Jonas Staal to analyze and reflect upon the mechanisms of contemporary propaganda art. The result of this collaboration is an exhibition project that is the first retrospective of the films and cultural and political work of Stephen K. (Steve) Bannon. With this exhibition project Het Nieuwe Instituut publicly addresses some of the most pressing questions affecting contemporary society, in which art, design, architecture and digital culture play a key role. Staal’s artistic practice and long-term research on contemporary propaganda art serve as a guide to navigating, understanding and reacting to the major impact of propaganda art on contemporary democratic societies. As Staal suggests, the alt-right is not simply a political movement, but is above all a cultural one, that permeates the larger realm of media and popular discourse.
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6 weeks ago by mikon_nikon
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Steve in Rom. Der Verführer, der Aufrührer, der Populist. An einem der Gründungsorte Europas.... widerlich.
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7 weeks ago by dyma
On stage with Bannon
Andrew McLaughlin's thoughts on going to the Economist event despite Steve Bannon being there
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8 weeks ago by nelson
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Burke und Steve - die Achse läuft. Der kardinale Kritiker von zieht Strippen mit…
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8 weeks ago by dyma
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ante portas. Das ist kein Spaß. Als einer der wenigen großen Kritiker des Neoliberalismus können…
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