The Resource How fascism works : the politics of us and them, Jason Stanley

How fascism works : the politics of us and them, Jason Stanley

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How fascism works : the politics of us and them
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How fascism works
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the politics of us and them
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Jason Stanley
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Politics of us and them
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eng
Summary
Fascist politics are running rampant in America today--and spreading around the world. A Yale philosopher identifies the ten pillars of fascist politics, and charts their horrifying rise and deep history. 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. With unsettling insight and disturbing clarity, How Fascism Works is an essential guidebook to our current national dilemma of democracy vs. authoritarianism
Summary
The Yale philosopher reveals the fascist politics behind today's ethnic, racial, and religious divides, identifying ten key examples of fascist politics that are used by political leaders to hold onto power
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10692278
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Stanley, Jason
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321.9/4
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index present
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non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Fascism
  • Polarization (Social sciences)
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adult
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the politics of us and them
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How fascism works : the politics of us and them, Jason Stanley
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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  • nc
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent.
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20 cm.
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xix, 218 pages
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9780525511830
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(hbk.)
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unmediated
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rdamedia.
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  • n
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regular print
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How fascism works : the politics of us and them, Jason Stanley
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
xix, 218 pages
Isbn
9780525511830
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
regular print

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