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  • Donald Trump and Authoritarianism
  • Fascism and the Global Right
  • Hate Speech and Propaganda

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.”

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All in with Chris Hayes, MSNBC

“Trump is a marketing master…he’s very dangerous because he knows exactly how to communicate.”

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Ashley Parker, “Two more years? Trump’s retweet sets off a furor over the idea of bonus time.” – The Washington Post

“… authoritarians are continually testing the boundaries to see what they can get away with, and everything he does is a challenge to Democrats to mount some response against him,”

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The Mueller Report Has Been Released…What’s Next? – Cheddar

“Trump will become far more aggressive in the wake of the Mueller Report.”

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Chauncey DeVega, “Historian Ruth Ben-Ghiat: Donald Trump ‘Looks like Mussolini’ but can be overcome,” Salon

“Now with Trump, he uses fascist tactics. One of them is the testing of the population, the media and the elites at the beginning. This is so key. There are many things Trump does that are fascistic without having to become a one-party state dictator.”

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David Nakamura, “Formal and casual White House photos show distance between Trump and increasingly diverse nation,” The Washington Post

“Only certain people are America to Trump…he’s very purposefully shaping the image of American government to fit the white nationalist policy he believes in.”

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Olivia B. Waxman, “What to Know About the Origins of Fascism’s Brutal Ideology,” TIME

“In the past, there was this idea that Mussolini copied Hitler, but it was actually the other way around for a very long time. Mussolini was in power 11 years before Hitler.”

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World Mental Health Coalition, 2019

“Authoritarians always tell you what they are doing to do.”

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World Mental Health Coalition, 2019

“Donald Trump is unfit to be President of America”

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PBS, Dictator’s Playbook, Mussolini

“The way Benito Mussolini got power in 1922 is a cautionary tale for the rest of the 20th century and today.”

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PBS, Dictators’ Playbook, Mussolini

“Many of the signs and symbols of Fascism are back.”

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