The eternal mystery of fascism is: Why did so many people buy into it?

“War evokes our sense of national identity, establishes an “us vs. them” framework and forces us to choose sides.”

Interview on Fivebooks.com with Eve Gerber

In an era of Trumpism and fake news, the word ‘fascist’ is thrown around with increasing ease and little attention paid to its origins and history. Ruth Ben-Ghiat, political commentator and historian at New York University, recommends the best books for understanding fascism’s history and recognizing it today.

Read the entire interview by Eve Gerber at Fivebooks.com

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