Saturday, January 4, 2020: 8:30 PM
Trianon Ballroom (New York Hilton)
Ruth Ben-Ghiat, New York University
Is Fascism back? Not in its classical, one-party state form, but yes in terms of techniques of propaganda, victim politics and personality cults of the "new authoritarian" leaders. Fascist symbols, rhetoric, and strongmen are being rehabilitated, as are fears of demographic decline that fuel white preservationist racial agendas. Mussolini's 1934 article, "Is the White Race Dying?" could have been written by Putin, Orbán, or others of the right today.
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