How Fascism Works

FRI, OCT 12, 2018

Harvard Book Store welcomes JASON STANLEY—the Jacob Urowsky Professor of Philosophy at Yale—for a discussion of his latest book, How Fascism Works: The Politics of Us and Them. He is joined in conversation by ELIZABETH HINTON, Associate Professor of History and of African and African American Studies at Harvard.

By uncovering disturbing patterns that are as prevalent today as ever, Stanley reveals that the stuff of politics—charged by rhetoric and myth—can quickly become policy and reality. Only by recognizing fascists politics, he argues, may we resist its most harmful effects and return to democratic ideals.

+ BIO: Jason Stanley

Jason Stanley is the Jacob Urowsky Professor of Philosophy at Yale University. Stanley is the author of Know How; Languages in Context; Knowledge and Practical Interests, which won the American Philosophical Association book prize; and How Propaganda Works, which won the PROSE Award for Philosophy from the Association of American Publishers. He is a frequent contributor to The New York Times, The Washington Post, Boston Review, and The Chronicle of Higher Education, among other publications. He lives in New Haven with his family.

+ BIO: Elizabeth Hinton

Elizabeth Hinton is Assistant Professor in the Department History and the Department of African and African American Studies at Harvard University. Hinton’s research focuses on the persistence of poverty and racial inequality in the 20th century United States. Her current scholarship considers the transformation of domestic social programs and urban policing after the Civil Rights Movement.

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