The Axis Powers were defeated in WWII, but Fascism is on the rise again all over the world. “How Fascism Works: the Politics of Us Against Them” describes America’s role--in the past and in the present. Jason Stanley says President Trump is exploiting racism, normalizing extremism and creating nostalgia for a history that never was. He also describes how previous administrations planted the seeds of resentment that produced legitimate grievances and undermined confidence in liberal democracy.

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