Some seventy years after the defeat of fascism in Europe, one of the two major political parties in the United States is promoting a presidential candidate who openly advocates the deportation of millions of immigrants and the tracking of millions of other citizens based on their religion.
How could the nation that responded to the global threat of fascism by proclaiming “we have nothing to fear, but fear itself” give rise to a demagogue who used fear to grow such a large and frightening political movement?
Making America Hate Again
by Elliot Cohen
This brief well documented text analyzes the Trump phenomenon, examining historic similarities between the Trump campaign and earlier fascist movements, exploring the social and political conditions that enabled this ideology of hate to spread, and contemplates what a Trump presidency could mean for the future.
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