Political Ineptitude Tempered Trump’s Fascist Behavior

By: Mabel Berezin,  The Nation
Wed, 01/27/2021

Political Ineptitude Tempered Trump’s Fascist Behavior

There is nothing more fascist-like than Trump telling the Proud Boys to “stand back and stand by,” writes professor of sociology Mabel Berezin in an Op-Ed in The Nation. She notes that while Trump is not a full-on fascist, his governing style is fascistic. 

“Yet the label ‘fascist’ can sometimes hide as much as it reveals about the illiberal tendencies in contemporary American politics,” writes Berezin “Trump’s presidency exposed the fissures embedded in our democracy, and concentrating only on his fascistic actions distracts from the unstable political landscape that led to his rise in the first place.”

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