Did Neoliberalism Give Birth To Global Right Wing Movements?

The bust of President-elect Donald Trump is displayed at the wax museum in Madrid, Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016.
The bust of President-elect Donald Trump is displayed at the wax museum in Madrid, Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016. Francisco Seco / AP Photo
The bust of President-elect Donald Trump is displayed at the wax museum in Madrid, Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016.
The bust of President-elect Donald Trump is displayed at the wax museum in Madrid, Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016. Francisco Seco / AP Photo

Did Neoliberalism Give Birth To Global Right Wing Movements?

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With the election of Donald Trump, the U.S. has become the latest in a string of countries across the globe making a populist shift. And many are asking why nativism, nationalism and even authoritarianism, are catching on in countries like the UK, Germany, France, Hungary, Poland and the Philippines. 

Some scholars and historians point to neoliberalism as the cause. For more context, we speak with Vijay Prashad, professor of international studies at Trinity College and columnist for Alternet