How Fascism Works


How Fascism Works: The Politics of Us and Them by Jason Stanley

Fascist politics are running rampant in America today—and spreading around the world. A Yale philosopher identifies the ten pillars of fascist politics, and charts their horrifying rise and deep history.

Jason Stanley is the Jacob Urowsky Professor of Philosophy at Yale University. He is the author of five books, including How Propaganda Works, winner of the Prose Award in Philosophy from the Association of American Publishers, and How Fascism Works: The Politics of Us and Them, about which Citizens author Claudia Rankine says: “No single book is as relevant to the present moment.” Stanley serves on the board of the Prison Policy Initiative and writes frequently about propaganda, free speech, mass incarceration, democracy, and authoritarianism for The New York Times, The Washington Post, Boston Review, The Chronicle of Higher Education, and The Guardian.

Jason Stanley introduces his book, How Fascism Works: The Politics of Us and Them on Democracy Now. In the 9-minute video, he points out the ten pillars of fascism.

Jason Stanley goes into detail in his book, How Fascism Works: The Politics of Us and Them. In lecture format in a 1.25-hour video, he discusses in full detail the ten pillars of fascism.