Sasha Polakow-Suransky with Cyrus Habib
From Europe to the United States, opportunistic politicians have exploited the economic crisis, terrorist attacks, and an unprecedented influx of refugees to bring hateful and reactionary views from the margins of political discourse into the mainstream. In Go Back to Where You Came From: The Backlash Against Immigration and the Fate of Western Democracy (Nation Books) Open Society Foundations fellow Sasha Polakow-Suransky provides a front-row seat to the anger, desperation, and dissent that are driving some voters into the arms of the far right and stirring others to resist.
"Sasha Polakow-Suransky confronts deep tensions between race, class, and borders that so many liberals would prefer to ignore, with detailed examples from Europe, the United States, and South Africa. For those of us deeply worried about the future of liberal democracy, Go Back to Where You Came From is an important and enlightening book."―Anne-Marie Slaughter.
Sasha Polakow-Suranski appears in conversation with Cyrus Habib, Washington state’s Lieutenant Governor.
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