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Brown Bag Lunch Series: Democracy Forum, When Do We Call It Fascism?
12 September, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pmFree
Tim Kipp and Nick Biddle will review authoritarian tendencies in American history and culture with an eye toward identifying components of fascism. Widening income disparity, declining faith in democratic process, resurging racism and a shrinking middle-class induce resentment, intolerance and rage. Opportunist elites take advantage of these conditions to promote autocratic policies. The maxims of civilization — reason, dialogue and compromise — fall away. Fascistic tyranny arises. How far along that path is the United States today? Come find out what we, and you, think about this unfortunate but unavoidable question.