“We need to stop calling the MAGA movement conservative,” says historian and education activist Alan Singer. “There is nothing conservative or traditional about [Trump’s followers]. Those labels just provide a veneer of legitimacy to people who deserve no intellectual or political legitimacy at all.”
Today, he joins host Allen Ruff to discuss the latest in the conservative movement, including the GOP’s attacks on public education and this week’s FBI raid of Trump’s home in Mar-a-Lago, through the lens of his recent essay “Don’t Call Them Conservatives.”
Alan Singer is a historian and professor in the Hofstra University Department of Teaching, Learning and Technology. He is the author of many books, most recently Teaching Climate History: There Is No Planet B (Routledge, 2022).