Summer Reading Assignments Take Potshots at Trump Agenda
Colleges across the country are assigning incoming freshmen mandatory reading materials that champion the views of the anti-Trump resistance movement.
At Princeton University, for instance, incoming students will be required to read What is Populism?, a book by Professor Jan-Werner Muller, who argues that Trump’s alleged populist positions promote a “certain form of exclusionary identity politics.”
“Like all populists, Trump engages in a certain form of exclusionary identity politics: he decrees who belongs to the real American people and who doesn’t,” Muller remarked when discussing his new book with Princeton’s Office of Communications.
“What is unusual is the openness with which he has incited hatred against minorities in the process,” he added, expressing similar views on Trump in a January op-ed for The Guardian, in which he referred to the President as a “threat to democracy” who fits the “deeply authoritarian pattern” of dictatorships.