Fascism and the American Right (w/ Shane Burley)

A conversation about the nature of fascism and how it’s found increasing purchase in the mainstream of the American right.

On the one hand, it seems like everyone today is calling everyone else a fascist. On the other, genuine fascism is clearly on the rise, and fascist ideas have found increasing purchase, even mainstream purchase, on the right.

Taken together, these two statements mean that not only should we be serious about the work of combating fascism, but we also need to be very clear on what it is, and what it isn’t.

To help work through these important questions, I’m joined by Shane Burley. He’s a writer and filmmaker based in Portland, Oregon and is the author of Why We Fight: Essays on Fascism, Resistance, and Surviving the Apocalypse and Fascism Today: What It Is and How to End It.

ReImagining Liberty is a project of The UnPopulist, and is produced by Landry Ayres. Podcast art by Sergio R. M. Duarte. Music by Kevin MacLeod.

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