Fascism is not just about violence. It’s also about politics. Today’s fascists are not embarrassed by their attacks on democracy. They apologize for nothing, ever. They are only embarrassed by the label of “fascist.”
Trump has used the same ploy utilized by Hitler: Create the straw dog of racism as a scapegoat to explain the plight of the working class and use this propaganda to convince people to betray their own class interests.
Far-rightists glorify one nation united under one language, yet are adept at using translation to spread their politics. E-commerce behemoths like Amazon allow fascism in translation the reach and veneer of a successful global business venture.
Two new books on the fascist leader walk different paths; one identifying Hitler as key to virtually every juncture of the party’s rise and fall while the other looks more toward his racial worldview as profoundly preoccupied with ‘Anglo-America.
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