Hollow Resistance


Obama, Trump and the Politics of Appeasement

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By Paul Street

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“Paul Street’s courageous truth-telling is the pre-condition for a massive radical democratic movement.”
– Cornel West

The horror is all around us. It proliferates our daily news. It dominates social media. The economy is in shambles. The COVID pandemic is spreading like wildfire while we face the strangest US election in modern history. If you want to make sense of it all, Hollow Resistance is required reading. In CounterPunch’s latest book, radical historian Paul Street recounts the Democrats’ culpability in the rise of Trump and explains how his neofascist horrors took root during the Obama years, and will live on even if Joe Biden is victorious in November.

Paul Street is a historian, journalist, and political commentator in Chicago.  He is the author of many books, including Barack Obama and the Future of American Politics (Routledge, 2008). The Empire’s New Clothes: Barack Obama in the Real World of Power (Routledge, 2010), and They Rule: The 1% v. Democracy (Routledge, 2014).  Street writes regularly for CounterPunch and Black Agenda Report.

Paperback – 184 pages – Published by CounterPunch, 2020