With Trumpism, a kind of virulent racism and sectarianism in public discourse in the name of a response to political correctness raised in the form of Islamophobia. But this is just a death throw of white republican politics, suspects Steven Prothero from Boston University: Since 1800 America’s sense of Nation is capacious and inclusive. Culture wars on religious questions have eventually proved pluralism and so it might happen with Islam.

Text Editing and Production: Nina zu Fürstenberg
Interview: Giancarlo Bosetti
Video: Piero Demo
Video Editing: Anna Fanuele

Venice 2016