Course Overview

What accounts for the rise in authoritarianism and fascism in Western democracies? The right’s extreme measures are frequently justified as a means of combating the threat posed by socialists. What socialists? Is the socialist take-over of “the means of production” in the US a real threat? This discussion will examine the recent book The Tyranny of the Minority: How American Democracy Reached a Breaking Point by Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt. We’ll discuss the 21st century surge in fascism and authoritarianism, why the US is uniquely susceptible and how we can reform our politics and political structures to avoid the destruction of our democratic institutions.
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