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Gary Gerstle On Trump Authoritarianism, Biden’s Challenges, And Polarisation

Macro Hive
Finance, Economics, FX, G7, Investment Strategies, Macro

Gary is Paul Mellon Professor of American History at Cambridge University. Before that, he was at Vanderbilt University where he was James G. Stahlman Professor of American History. He is a social and political historian of the twentieth century, with substantial interests in the late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. He got his PhD from Harvard University. He has also testified before the US Congress on immigration matters. In this podcast we discuss:

  1. How Trump deviates from Republican orthodoxy
  2. How Biden could continue Trump’s protectionist policies
  3. US climate-change related immigration challenges
  4. Historic parallels of protectionism and anti-immigration
  5. How Trump’s break from democratic norms is unprecedented
  6. How Trump differs from Richard Nixon and Andrew Jackson
  7. When was the last time the US was as polarised as today
  8. The challenges of a Biden administration

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