Although Steve Bannon certainly played a role in the resurgence of right-wing populism in the U.S., his influence has been overstated.
It is crucial to study who voted for Obama in 2012 and Trump four years later.
In his new memoir, Lee Edwards offers insight into the history of conservatism, but what he leaves unsaid about the movement matters as well.
George Hawley is an associate professor of political science at the University of Alabama. He is the author of Making Sense of the Alt-Right (Columbia University Press, 2017).