For some time in the past century, the issue of racism emphasized color or race. However, it included religion in many cases. This attitude, which has subsided for some time, is making a strong comeback in many countries, foremost among them the United States, the world’s principal superpower. This study comments on the current racial ideas and compares them with ideas of a similar nature that were prevalent in the early twentieth century. It focuses on comparing the thinking of US President Donald Trump today with that of Lothrop Stoddard, known for his interest in the Muslim world, around the time of World War I and immediately after it.
Fudging the Boundaries between Concept(s) of Race, Class, and Religion: The Two Cases of Donald Trump and Lothrop Stoddard
Mahmoud Haddad was Associate Professor of History at Columbia University, New York (1993–2000) and is currently Professor of History at the University of Balamand, Lebanon (2000–present). Email: Mahmoudhaddad3@gmail.com
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Mahmoud Haddad; Fudging the Boundaries between Concept(s) of Race, Class, and Religion: The Two Cases of Donald Trump and Lothrop Stoddard. Contemporary Arab Affairs 1 December 2019; 12 (4): 121–140. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/caa.2019.12.4.121
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