Amerikkalaiset juutalaiset, Obaman perintö ja Yhdysvaltain presidentinvaalit Commentary-lehdessä 2015–2016

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dc.contributor.editor Kuivala, Petra
dc.contributor.editor Sevillano, Annaleena
dc.contributor.editor Lampinen-Enqvist, Olli 2022-03-04T09:12:03Z 2022-03-04T09:12:03Z 2022-01-19
dc.identifier.citation Saukko , O 2022 , Amerikkalaiset juutalaiset, Obaman perintö ja Yhdysvaltain presidentinvaalit Commentary-lehdessä 2015–2016 . julkaisussa P Kuivala , A Sevillano & O Lampinen-Enqvist (toim) , Kriisit kristinuskon historiassa : Suomen kirkkohistoriallisen seuran vuosikirja 2021 . Suomen Kirkkohistoriallisen Seuran Vuosikirja , Nro 111 , Suomen kirkkohistoriallinen seura , Helsinki , Sivut 174-198 .
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dc.description.abstract What kind of views did conservative Jewish Americans have about the presidential elections in 2016 and the Republican candidates? The article offers answers to this question by examining the writings in Commentary, a prominent Jewish neoconservative journal. The article shows what kind of expectations conservative American Jewry had for the next president, how they saw the legacy of Obama, and what kind of changes they hoped for. Commentary’s writers criticized Obama for his handling of U.S.-Israel relations, the Iran nuclear deal, and the health care reform. The writers also criticized and mocked Hillary Clinton. In their view, the Democratic Party was drifting increasingly towards the liberal left and promoting identity politics and “postmodernism” which they saw as a threat to the country. The writers did not find a suitable candidate to support, though. Several writers expressed concern about Trump’s candidacy. When the journal addressed in spring 2016 what could be expected of the Trump presidency, none of the areas of policy seemed promising in their view. Neither did they support Ted Cruz. Trump was, though, like them, deeply against the views and causes of the liberal left. Most of the opinions in Commentary seem to have risen from neoconservative political views; not so much from the Jewish background of the writers. The two exceptions were the extensive coverage of the policies concerning the U.S.-Israel relations and the coverage about antisemitism, especially among the Alt-Right. The writers expressed concern as Trump did not condemn the antisemitism within this group that, in large part, supported him. Like the other conservative intellectuals, also Commentary ended up being politically homeless in the presidential elections of 2016. In autumn, the editor-in-chief John Podhoretz expressed his strong dissatisfaction with both Clinton and Trump and implied that he was possibly planning to not vote at all. en
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dc.language.iso fin
dc.publisher Suomen kirkkohistoriallinen seura
dc.relation.ispartof Kriisit kristinuskon historiassa
dc.relation.ispartofseries Suomen Kirkkohistoriallisen Seuran Vuosikirja
dc.relation.isversionof 978-952-7455-00-5
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dc.rights.uri info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subject 614 Teologia
dc.title Amerikkalaiset juutalaiset, Obaman perintö ja Yhdysvaltain presidentinvaalit Commentary-lehdessä 2015–2016 fi
dc.title.alternative American Jews, the Legacy of Obama, and the US Presidential Election in Commentary, 2015–2016 en
dc.type Kirjan luku tai artikkeli
dc.contributor.organization Teologisen tiedekunnan yhteiset
dc.description.reviewstatus Peer reviewed
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