How Does Fascism Work?

 
 A supporter of President Donald Trump chants outside the Senate Chamber inside the Capitol, Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021 in Washington.

A supporter of President Donald Trump chants outside the Senate Chamber inside the Capitol, Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021 in Washington.

(AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

The events of January 6, 2021 were a stain on America’s democracy, and a dark day in its history.  But many experts are saying that there were clear warning signs leading up to this moment.  

To discuss the factors leading up to the siege on the Capitol, and help us unravel how we got here, is Jason Stanley, a philospophy professor from Yale University and an author of several books, including How Fascism Works: The Politics of Us and Them.

Guests:

Jason Stanley, Philosopher, Yale University. author of How Fascism Works: The Politics of Us and Them (Random House 2018).

 

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