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How fascism works : the politics of us and them
How fascism works : the politics of us and them
Physical Description:
xix, 218 pages ; 20 cm
The mythic past -- Propaganda -- Anti-intellectual -- Unreality -- Hierarchy -- Victimhood -- Law and order -- Sexual anxiety -- Sodom and Gomorrah -- Arbeit Macht Frei.
"Fascist politics are running rampant in America today--and spreading around the world. A Yale philosopher identifies the ten pillars of fascist politics, and charts their horrifying rise and deep history." --

Nations don’t have to be fascist to suffer from fascist politics. Stanley shows that fascism's roots have been present in the United States for more than a century. Here he focuses on the structures that unite them, laying out and analyzing the ten pillars of fascist politics. He makes clear the immense danger of underestimating the cumulative power of such tactics as exploiting a mythic version of a nation's past; anti-intellectualism directed against universities and experts; law and order politics predicated on the assumption that members of minority groups are criminals; and more. By uncovering patterns that are as prevalent today as ever, Stanley argues that we must resist their harmful effects and return to democratic ideals. -- adapted from jacket
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New York : Random House, [2018]