Trump’s Authoritarianism and Fascism

Some great info here. Breaks everything down.

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trump-mussoliniFascism is a powerful and controversial term. I believe it should be used very sparingly and only when clearly appropriate. Many people think of fascism in relation to mass murders and dictators. That is an extreme expression of fascism, but it takes many other less epically monstrous forms. A person can be accurately described as fascist if they consistently exercise tendencies that aim to stamp out democratic institutions and punish their critics through methods that political scientists and historians regularly define as fascist. Donald Trump has repeatedly demonstrated over a period of many years that he merits the description entailed in the meaning of this word. Keep in mind his hostile reactions to any non-worshippers of Trumpism and his effusive admiration toward recent authoritarian and fiercely anti-democratic leaders such as Muammar Gaddafi, Vladimir Putin, Saddam Hussein, Kim Jong Un and Bashar al-Assad. Consider that he shows all the signs of…

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