The American Demagogue

Donald Trump in the Presidency of the United States of America


“Molefi Kete Asante has established a pattern of writing Afrocentric theory and criticism on all aspects of society. I was just waiting for him to turn his attention to Donald Trump and in this book he has not disappointed. The book is well written, well researched, and adds a new dimension to writing on Trump.”
-Dr. George Sefa Dei, Professor, Sociology and Equity, University of Toronto

“The American Demagogue: Donald Trump in the Presidency is Asante’s important examination of how Trump preaches fear and hatred to control the emotions of the white nationalist community. Asante explores the meaning of demagoguery and shows how Trump has undercut American institutions.”
-Dr. Ama Mazama, Professor and Graduate Director, Africology, Temple University

“Asante has brought his unusually brilliant mind to bear on one of the critical personalities of our era. I think this book will find many younger readers as well as old heads because Molefi Kete Asante is a well-read and savvy writer. He is the most prolific African author of our generations and I just knew he would soon have something to say on Trump; he has nailed it!”
-Dr. Christopher Roberts, Postdoc, Brown University

Molefi Kete Asante is an activist intellectual who is President, Molefi Kete Asante Institute for Afrocentric Studies, and Professor and Chair, Department of Africology and African American Studies at Temple University in Philadelphia. He also serves as the International Organizer for Afrocentricity International. Asante is a Guest Professor, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China and Professor Extraordinarius at the University of South Africa. Asante, one of the most prolific African American scholars, has published 83 books, among the most recent are The African Pyramids of Knowledge, Revolutionary Pedagogy; The History of Africa, The Dramatic Genius of Charles Fuller; Facing South to Africa, and, As I Run Toward Africa. Asante has published more than 500 articles and is considered one of the most quoted living African authors as well as one of the most distinguished thinkers in the African world.


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