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The Immigration Impasse

Socially dangerous views on immigration were once confined to the margins of political discourse. Now, in the wake of refugee crises and terrorist attacks, these sentiments have become politically more acceptable, helping propel Donald Trump to the White House, influence the vote on Brexit and make Marine Le Pen popular in France. Go Back to Where You Came From explains how we got here and why the extreme Right has grown stronger in countries that have historically been defenders of human rights and models of tolerance. By combining narrative history and on-the-ground reporting, including interviews with refugees, alt-right activists, the rising stars of the new Right and the intellectuals who enabled them, Sasha Polakow-Suransky shows how this phenomenon has quickly reshaped the political landscape.

MLF Organizer Name
George Hammond
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MLF: Humanities

Polakow-Suransky photo by Chris Gloag

October 26, 2017

The Commonwealth Club
110 The Embarcadero
San Francisco, 94105
United States

Speakers
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Sasha Polakow-Suransky
Former Op-Ed Editor, The New York Times; Senior Editor, Foreign Affairs; Author, Go Back to Where You Came From