Christopher Wassif, The Rise of Authoritarianism in America

I briefly mentioned this article in class, but think that it is an incredibly useful/ relevant piece that helps to explain some group mentalities / dynamics that we may generally struggle to understand. It offers a nuanced albeit somewhat unsettling look into the minds and hearts of a growing number of people who are becoming more confident in voicing their extreme views. The connections that can be made between this movement and historical events makes it even more important to understand exactly what is at play here, before dismissing the viewpoints as simple ignorance, as the issues are much deeper than that. What do you guys think about this ?

The rise of American authoritarianism

The rise of American authoritarianism

By Amanda Taub
A niche group of political scientists may have uncovered what’s driving Donald Trump’s ascent. What they…

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