Right-Wing Politics in America and across the Globe

Lecture Description

This lecture examines the historic origins of authoritarian politics in the U.S. and other parts of the world during the last century. Beginning with the emergence of fascism in the 1920s, extremist ideologies, cultish personalities, and the manipulation of law have colluded to empower repressive, hateful movements. These movements have often risen through democratic institutions, especially in the United States. This lecture will show why authoritarianism feeds off democracy, and it will analyze how democracies have effectively resisted authoritarianism within and without.


Politics Theory and Methodology

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