How Fascism Works

How Fascism Works
Publisher Random House Trade Paperbacks
Release Date
Category Political Science
Total Pages 256
ISBN 9780525511854
Rating 4/5 from 5 reviews

"As the child of refugees of World War II Europe and a renowned philosopher and scholar of propaganda, Jason Stanley has a deep understanding of how democratic societies can be vulnerable to fascism: Nations don't have to be fascist to suffer from fascist politics. In fact, fascism's roots have been present in the United States for more than a century. Alarmed by the pervasive rise of fascist tactics both at home and around the globe, Stanley focuses here on the structures that unite them, laying out and analyzing the ten pillars of fascist politics--the language and beliefs that separate people into an 'us' and a 'them.' He knits together reflections on history, philosophy, sociology, and critical race theory with stories from contemporary Hungary, Poland, India, Myanmar, and the United States, among other nations. He makes clear the immense danger of underestimating the cumulative power of these tactics, which include exploiting a mythic version of a nation's past; propaganda that twists the language of democratic ideals against themselves; anti-intellectualism directed against universities and experts; law and order politics predicated on the assumption that members of minority groups are criminals; and fierce attacks on labor groups and welfare. These mechanisms all build on one another, creating and reinforcing divisions and shaping a society vulnerable to the appeals of authoritarian leadership. By uncovering disturbing patterns that are as prevalent today as ever, Stanley reveals that the stuff of politics--charged by rhetoric and myth--can quickly become policy and reality. Only by recognizing fascists politics, he argues, may we resist its most harmful effects and return to democratic ideals."--Jacket.

How Fascism Works
  • Author : Jason Stanley
  • Publisher : Random House Trade Paperbacks
  • Release Date : 2020-05-26

"As the child of refugees of World War II Europe and a renowned philosopher and scholar of propaganda, Jason Stanley has a deep understanding of how democratic societies can be vulnerable to fascism: Nations don't have to be fascist to suffer from fascist politics. In fact, fascism's roots have been

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  • Author : Matthew C. MacWilliams
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Griffin
  • Release Date : 2020-09-29

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  • Author : Madeleine Albright
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2019-01-29

#1 New York Times Bestseller Best Books of 2018 --The Economist A personal and urgent examination of Fascism in the twentieth century and how its legacy shapes today’s world, written by one of America’s most admired public servants, the first woman to serve as U.S. secretary of state A

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  • Author : Benito Mussolini,Oswald Mosley,Alfredo Rocco
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2019-03-25

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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2020-07-26

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  • Author : Jonah Goldberg
  • Publisher : Crown Forum
  • Release Date : 2008-01-08

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  • Author : Robert O. Paxton
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2007-12-18

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  • Author : Stanley G. Payne
  • Publisher : University of Wisconsin Pres
  • Release Date : 1996-01-01

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  • Author : Rob Riemen
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2018-01-23

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  • Author : Timothy Snyder
  • Publisher : Ten Speed Press
  • Release Date : 2017

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  • Author : Enzo Traverso
  • Publisher : Verso Books
  • Release Date : 2019-01-29

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  • Author : Kevin Passmore
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2014-05

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  • Author : Alberto Traldi
  • Publisher : Scarecrow Press
  • Release Date : 1987

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Marxists in Face of Fascism
  • Author : David Beetham
  • Publisher : Manchester University Press
  • Release Date : 1983

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  • Author : Robert Paxton
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2018-10-02

Based on a lifetime’s worth of research, esteemed historian Robert Paxton explores what fascism is and how it has come to have a lasting and continued impact on our history. In the concluding section of his authoritative book, The Anatomy of Fascism, Paxton makes the convincing and radical case