Author

George Michael

George Michael

George Michael is professor of Criminal Justice, Westfield State University.

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J.D. Vance speaks outside at a lectern next to an American flag

An antidemocratic philosophy called ‘neoreaction’ is creeping into GOP politics

By: - July 29, 2022

President Donald Trump’s efforts to overturn the results of the 2020 election were brazenly antidemocratic. Yet Trump and his supporters nonetheless justified their actions under the dubious pretense of preserving American democracy – as a matter of getting the vote right, of reversing voter fraud. There’s a good reason they took this approach. Authoritarianism has […]