(VICE) Europe’s far-right populist movement has been having a good year, seeing gains at the regional and national level in Austria, Italy and Germany, and leading a little effort known as Brexit in the U.K. And now Donald Trump, defying nearly a year of polling predictions and punditry, won the U.S. presidency Tuesday evening. […]
Scott Radnitz, director of the Ellison Center for Russian, East European, and Central Asian Studies at the University of Washington, agreed that Trump’s win would boost far-right sentiment but said it was unlikely to provide any lasting momentum.
“It is unclear how much of his agenda Trump will actually try to implement,” Radnitz said. “He is likely to find that many of his campaign lines cannot be realized in policy, precisely because too much of the U.S. economy depends on global integration, and because much of the U.S. public believes that diversity and even immigration are good things.” […]
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