From Anti-Politics to Authoritarian Restoration in Brazil

Alex Hochuli has a long essay in Jacobin looking at the factors that led to Jair Bolsonaro’s 2018 election and how that has shaped his term so far. Anti-politics on the campaign trail has become anti-politics in government – or ‘disgovernment’. Bolsonaro has consequently lost support, and now has to depend on traditional, reactionary forces: the military and the civilian parties who formerly backed the military dictatorship.

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