The threat and appeal of fascism

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Neo-Nazis, white supremacists and other alt-right factions scuffled with counter-demonstrators near Emancipation Park (Formerly

Neo-Nazis, white supremacists and other alt-right factions scuffled with counter-demonstrators near Emancipation Park (Formerly "Lee Park") in downtown Charlottesville, Virginia. After fighting between factions escalated, Virginia State Police ordered the evacuation by all parties and cancellation of the "Unite The Right" rally scheduled to take place in the park. (Photo by Albin Lohr-Jones/Pacific Press) *** Please Use Credit from Credit Field ***(Sipa via AP Images)

Guest: Jason Stanley

JASON STANLEY is a philosophy professor at Yale University and writes in his book “How Fascism Works: The Politics of Us and Them” that fascism is an ideology based on loyalty, victimhood, a mythic past, lies, fear of the other, law and order and a cult of the leader. He claims that while America is not a fascist state, President Trump employs tactics that echo the fascist rulers of the past. He also warns of fascism rising in countries like Brazil, Hungary, and The Philippines. He joins Marty for the hour to talk about the recent spate of vigilante violence, incendiary rhetoric, disinformation, and more.

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