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The Rising Tide Of The Right Worldwide

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The Rising Tide Of The Right Worldwide

Right wing forces are marching centre stage across the world in a worrying development

Trump rampage: The Christian Right has been legitimised by him
Trump rampage: The Christian Right has been legitimised by him Photo: Getty Images

“Win back the country for Jesus,’’ “Reclaim America from the Devil,’’ “I am for God and Church and will vote out the Democrats.”  These slogans and placards were raised at a recent Republican rally in the US, where religion has become an important element of right-wing politics.  The religious right is a political movement which has been around since the 70s but is now finding resonance in a deeply polarised US.

The Christian right has found a new patron in Donald Trump. They support his conspiracy theories and solidly back his version of the Republican Party. Pastors are working overtime to defeat Democratic opponents in the mid-term elections that will decide which party controls both chambers of the US Congress.

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