Salon: Aspirational Fascism

Coming to terms with a new period of uncertainty when it is still replete with possibilities

In his 2017 book "Aspirational Fascism," political theorist William E. Connolly writes that Trump is a would-be dictator who "pursues crowd adulation, hyperaggressive nationalism, white triumphalism, a law-and-order regime giving unaccountable power to the police, a militarist, and a practitioner of a rhetorical style that regularly creates fake news and smears opponents to mobilize support for the Big Lies he advances." Here, Connolly locates Trump's racist attacks as tactics in service of a larger strategy.

 

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