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fascism



  • What's Really New about the "New" American Right?

    by John Ganz

    There's something familiar about a secular nationalist movement that mobilizes property owners through a narrative of national decline and the promise of controlling or purging enemies of a unified people through force, recently described in a Times op-ed. If only there were a word for it....



  • White Replacement Theory is Fascism's New Name

    by Jason Stanley and Federico Finchelstein

    The global adoption of the idea of ethnic replacement by right-wing politicians is a repackaging of the themes of Jim Crow racism, eugenics and fascism. 



  • Now is the Time to Revisit Arendt's Origins of Totalitarianism

    by Anne Applebaum

    The political and economic supports for stability and prosperity in the developed world are more precarious than ever; the revival of authoritarianism that Arendt predicted may be at hand, making her work more vital than ever. 


  • The Would-Be Czar's Dark Prophet

    by Ed Simon

    Vladimir Putin takes seriously the anti-liberal and neo-czarist philosophies of Aleksandr Dugin. Anyone who opposes his expansionist agenda must as well. 



  • Sanctions are an Economic Weapon. Targeting Matters

    by Nicholas Mulder

    The Biden approach shows a reframing of economic sanctions from being a deterrent to being a non-military weapon of war. This has happened before, and history shows that sanctions against an aggressor nation can be expected to fail unless they are paired with aid to Ukraine.



  • Fascism's "Legal Phase" is Here, and the Threat is Real

    by William Horne

    The authoritarian right has identified the institutional weak points in American institutions and is preparing to exploit them to seize power and excuse political violence. This happened before, with Jim Crow the result. 



  • Trump's NPR Interview Shows the Hazard of Giving Him Airtime

    by Federico Finchelstein

    The history of fascism shows that it's a mistake for the news media to treat propagandists as honest actors. They'll exploit the free press to promote their ideas, but crush independent journalism at the first opportunity.



  • Tim Snyder: "It Turns Out People Really Like Democracy"

    “America first” and “enemies of the people” are words that are consciously applied by people who wish to destroy democracy. If people don’t know how those words have been applied in the past, then that is dangerous.



  • Can We Learn from Previous Collapses of Democracy?

    by Katje Hoyer

    The first German democracy, which was undone with the beginning of the first world war, is a cautionary tale of the potential of nationalism to undo democratic institutions.



  • Why Tucker Carlson went to Hungary

    by Nicole Hemmer

    Tucker Carlson's PR visit to Orban's Hungary echoes the tribute paid by leaders of the American right to racist regimes in Rhodesia and South Africa in the 1970s, and reflect the ongoing fantasy of the right to rule free of constraints of law and democratic norms.