Daniel Denvir is a fellow with the Fair Punishment Project at Harvard Law School's Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice and the host of The Dig, a podcast from Jacobin magazine
It is often said that with the election of Donald Trump nativism was raised from the dead. After all, here was a president who organized his campaign around a rhetoric of unvarnished racism and xenophobia. Among his first acts on taking office was to issue an executive order blocking Muslim immigrants from entering the United States. But although his actions may often seem unprecedented, they are not as unusual as many people believe. This story doesn’t begin with Trump. For decades, Republicans and Democrats alike have employed xenophobic ideas and policies, declaring time and again that “illegal immigration” is a threat to the nation’s security, wellbeing, and future.The profound forces of all-American nativism have, in fact, been pushing politics so far to the right over the last forty years that, for many people, Trump began to look reasonable. As Daniel Denvir argues, issues as diverse as austerity economics, free trade, mass incarceration, the drug war, the contours of the post 9/11 security state, and, yes, Donald Trump and the Alt-Right movement are united by the ideology of nativism, which binds together assorted anxieties and concerns into a ruthless political project.All-American Nativism: How the Bipartisan War on Immigrants Explains Politics as We Know It (Verso, 2020) provides a powerful and impressively researched account of the long but often forgotten history that gave us Donald Trump. Join us to hear Daniel Denvir lay out the grim history and current state of US immigration politics and policy.Stephen Pimpare is Senior Lecturer in the Politics & Society Program and Faculty Fellow at the Carsey School of Public Policy at the University of New Hampshire. He is the author of The New Victorians (New Press, 2004), A People’s History of Poverty in America (New Press, 2008), winner of the Michael Harrington Award, and Ghettos, Tramps and Welfare Queens: Down and Out on the Silver Screen (Oxford, 2017). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Journalist Daniel Denvir on the rise of anti-immigrant politics on the right and center, and his book "All-American Nativism: How the Bipartisan War on Immigrants Explains Politics as We Know It" from Verso Books. https://www.versobooks.com/books/2858-all-american-nativism PLUS: Chuck visits the future, and this week in Rotten History.
Journalist Daniel Denvir on the rise of anti-immigrant politics on the right and center, and his book "All-American Nativism: How the Bipartisan War on Immigrants Explains Politics as We Know It" from Verso Books. https://www.versobooks.com/books/2858-all-american-nativism PLUS: Chuck visits the future, and this week in Rotten History.
Joining me this week is Daniel Denvir, host of The Dig Podcast and author of a new piece at In These Times on gun control called, “We Can Fight for Gun Control Without Locking People Up.” We talk about the recent school shooting in Parkland, Florida and what kind of movement needs to coalesce around these students in order to make it successful. We deal with a number of controversial questions concerning the left and guns: Should the left fight for gun control? How do we achieve gun control without locking people up? What do we make of the legacy of guns and the black freedom struggle? Check out Daniel’s writings on guns control here: -“We Can Fight for Gun Control Without Locking People Up,” http://inthesetimes.com/article/20947/gun-control-disarm-police-mass-incarceration-parkland-socialism-nra -“A Better Gun Control,” https://www.jacobinmag.com/2016/09/gun-control-mass-incarceration-drug-war-nra-shooters ***To catch my B-Side conversation with Daniel, head over to www.patreon.com/deadpundits and subscribe today***

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Location
Santiago de Chile, Chile
Episode Count
106
Podcast Count
4
Total Airtime
4 days, 13 hours