September 12, 2018 12:00 pm
We will review authoritarian tendencies in American history and culture with an eye toward identifying components of fascism. Income disparity, declining faith in democratic process, resurging racism and a shrinking middle-class induce resentment, intolerance and rage. Opportunist elites take advantage of conditions to promote autocratic policies. The maxims of civilization — reason, dialogue and compromise — fall away. Fascistic tyranny arises. How far along that path are we today? Come find out what we, and you, think about this unfortunate question.