On this edition of Your Call, we’re speaking with fascism experts Ruth Ben-Ghiat and Jason Stanley about last week’s assault on the Capitol and how Trump has fueled extremism and incited violence, threats, and assaults.
Over the last four years, countless scholars and experts have warned about Trump’s fascist behavior and compared him to other authoritarian leaders. Extremists are now calling for even more violence across the country. What precedent is this setting and what should be done about it?
The New York Times Magazine, Timothy Snyder: The American Abyss
The Daily Beast, Jason Stanley: Trump’s Neo-Fascism Takes America’s Racism to the Next Level
The Daily Poster, Walker Bragman: “The Start Of Something That Is Very Difficult To Turn Back”
The New York Times, Seyward Darby: The Far-Right Told Us What It Had Planned. We Didn’t Listen.
NPR, Christianna Silva and James Doubek: Fascism Scholar Says U.S. Is 'Losing Its Democratic Status'