Yale Professor Jason Stanley Identifies Three Essential Features of Fascism: Invoking a Mythic Past, Sowing Division & Attacking Truth

New books on fascism are popping up everywhere, from independent presses , former world leaders like Madeleine Albright , and academics like Jason Stanley , Jacob Urowsky Professor of Philosophy at Yale University. Stanley’s latest book, How Fascism Works: The Politics of Us and Them , has been described as a “vital read for a nation under Trump.” And yet, as The Guardian ’s Tom McCarthy writes , one of the ironies Stanley points out is that—despite the widespread currency of the term these days—fascism succeeds by making “talk of fascism… seem outlandish.” Is it?

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