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

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

Label
How fascism works : the politics of us and them
Title
How fascism works
Title remainder
the politics of us and them
Statement of responsibility
Jason Stanley
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
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." -- Amazon.com
  • Nations don't have to be fascist to suffer from fascist politics. Stanley shows that fascism's roots have been present in the United States for more than a century. Here he focuses on the structures that unite them, laying out and analyzing the ten pillars of fascist politics. He makes clear the immense danger of underestimating the cumulative power of such tactics as exploiting a mythic version of a nation's past; anti-intellectualism directed against universities and experts; law and order politics predicated on the assumption that members of minority groups are criminals; and more. By uncovering patterns that are as prevalent today as ever, Stanley argues that we must resist their harmful effects and return to democratic ideals. -- adapted from jacket
  • "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."--Dust jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Stanley, Jason
Dewey number
321.9/4
Index
index present
LC call number
JC481
LC item number
.S67 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fascism
  • Polarization (Social sciences)
Label
How fascism works : the politics of us and them, Jason Stanley
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 199-207) 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
Contents
The mythic past -- Propaganda -- Anti-intellectual -- Unreality -- Hierarchy -- Victimhood -- Law and order -- Sexual anxiety -- Sodom and Gomorrah -- Arbeit Macht Frei
Dimensions
20 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xix, 218 pages
Isbn
9780525511830
Lccn
2018013266
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • on1020309739
  • (OCoLC)1020309739
  • 2399271
Label
How fascism works : the politics of us and them, Jason Stanley
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 199-207) 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
Contents
The mythic past -- Propaganda -- Anti-intellectual -- Unreality -- Hierarchy -- Victimhood -- Law and order -- Sexual anxiety -- Sodom and Gomorrah -- Arbeit Macht Frei
Dimensions
20 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xix, 218 pages
Isbn
9780525511830
Lccn
2018013266
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • on1020309739
  • (OCoLC)1020309739
  • 2399271

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