Jason Stanley: From Neoliberalism to Fascism (Keynote Speech)

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Fri. 08.04. 13:30



According to what we may call the fascism thesis, the world is seeing a resurgence of fascist social and political movements vying for power and rule. One of the strongest objections to the fascism thesis is that it misplaces the locus of concern, which is really on the inequalities caused by neo-liberalism. In this talk, I argue that there is a false dichotomy drawn here in this objection to the fascism thesis. The inequalities fostered by neo-liberalism are a crucial component in explaining the rise in authoritarianism in many countries.