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[liberationtech] March 1: Launch of the book "Digital Demagogue: Authoritarian Capitalism in the Age of Trump and Twitter"

Christian Fuchs christian.fuchs at
Wed Jan 17 04:19:07 PST 2018

Book Launch:
Digital Demagogue: Authoritarian Capitalism in the Age of Trump and 
Twitter, by Christian Fuchs
Thursday, March 1, 2018, 19:00
University of Westminster
309 Regent Street
London W1B 2HW
117 Boardroom
Organised by Westminster Institute for Advanced Studies, Communication 
and Media Research Institute and Pluto Press

Christian Fuchs will be giving an introductory talk  to “Digital 
Demagogue”, a timely and topical study of the expressions of ideology, 
nationalism and authoritarianism in the age of big data, social media 
and Donald Trump.

We’re all familiar with the ways that Donald Trump uses digital media to 
communicate, from the ridiculous to the terrifying. This book digs 
deeper into the use of those tools in politics to show how they have 
facilitated the rise of authoritarianism, nationalism, and right-wing 
ideologies around the world.

Christian Fuchs applies an updated theoretical framework that draws on 
thinkers such as Franz L. Neumann, Rosa Luxemburg, Theodor W. Adorno, 
Erich Fromm, Herbert Marcuse, Max Horkheimer, Wilhelm Reich, Leo 
Löwenthal and Klaus Theweleit, to show the pernicious role of social 
media in the hands of nationalist politicians.

The book is available for pre-order (English: Pluto Press, German: VSA 

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