Sacrifice Zones in Rural and Non-Metro USA: Fertile Soil for Authoritarian Populism

Sacrifice zones – abandoned, economically shattered places – are spreading in historically white rural areas and small towns across the United States. Rural decline fosters regressive authoritarian politics. 

February 21, 2018

Confronting Authoritarian Populism: The Rural Dimension

Authoritarian populism is on the rise. Whether in Brazil, Hungary, India, Indonesia, the Philippines, South Africa, Turkey, France, the US and many other countries. Regressive, nationalist, sometimes with religious inflections, it is a diverse, global phenomenon.

January 30, 2018