Saturday, August 13, 2016

Robert Paxton on the Question of Donald Trump and Fascism

An interview with Robert O. Paxton, at Slate, "Is Donald Trump a Fascist? Yes and no."

And here's Paxton's classic book, The Anatomy of Fascism.

Actually, I'd argue Trump represents an Americanized version of fascism, but it's like Paxton says, the term's so loaded with the weight of historical evil you don't want to use it loosely.