America has entered the Weimar era: Walden Bello on how neoliberalism fuelled Trump and violent right

Democracy Now! speaks with Walden Bello, an acclaimed sociologist, academic, environmentalist and activist, whose latest column argues the United States has entered a ‘Weimar Era’, in which democratic elections are increasingly delegitimised as street violence becomes the norm.

“This is not something that’s unusual that has happened in the Capitol. Right-wing groups, when they begin to lose electorally, … they resort to the streets and to violence in order to stop that process,” says Bello.

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