Latest BAA publication "Four Years After" is now released


Four Years After: Ethnonationalism, Antisemitism and Racism in Trump’s America, Volume 24 in the Publications of the Bavarian American Academy series published by Winter Verlag, is out now. This volume is a cooperation between the Munich Documentation Centre for the History of National Socialism, our Bavarian American Academy (BAA) and the Center for Research on Antisemitism at the Technical University Berlin.



During the four years of Donald Trump’s presidency, questions on race, discrimination, and ethno-nationalisms have been gaining importance in the American political, social and cultural discourse. Racism and Antisemitism have been tolerated and encouraged by the current administration’s policies and actions, from the so called “Muslim ban”, through constant demands for building a “wall” on the Mexico-American border and by openly calling the neo-Nazi marchers in Charlotteville “good people”, down to the violent events following the killing of George Floyd. All this, alongside the COVID-19 pandemic, has dramatically altered the social and political climate in the USA, though the roots of these changes reach deep into the American past.


The aim of this volume is to evaluate these developments in comparative perspective, analyze their origins and discuss their possible impact on our global future. With contributions by Roger Cohen, Linda Gordon, Khalil Gibran Muhammad, Michael Kimmage, Ursula Prutsch and others.



Mirjam Zadoff, Editor and Director of the Munich Documentation Center for the History of National Socialism, talked about the publication with Joana Ortman at BR kulturWelt. In the interview she gives an insight on different main points of the book, as well as how the idea for the publication originally came up. 


You can listen to the interview here.



On Wednesday, November 18, 2020, at 7 p.m. the editors presented the book via YouTube livestream and talked about the past four years of Trump’s presidency and the outcome of the US elections.


You can watch the presentation here:




You can buy a copy of this book here



(Photo: "Four Years After" © NS-Dokumentationszentrum)