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How Nationalists See the World


“The Nationalist Revival: Trade, Immigration and the Revolt Against Globalization”

By John Judis

157 pages. Columbia Global Reports. Paper, $15.99

Since the twin convulsions of 2016, Trump and Brexit, a cottage industry has evolved dedicated to explaining these phenomena, especially to liberals shocked and appalled by them both. John B. Judis was an early entrant into the field, publishing “The Populist Explosion” to wide acclaim just before Donald Trump was elected president. Like many of his fellow explainers, Judis writes as a liberal who has wised up, one who has seen what so many of his progressive confreres have missed and who sighs with exasperation at how desperately out of touch they have become.

His project in “The Nationalist Revival” is

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