How can intense description of what is irreducibly particular help us to extract elements that are universal? Parallels between the child separations at the US–Mexico border and the experiences of Holocaust survivors prompt historian Marci Shore to...
Jason StanleyOn the uses and disadvantages of historical comparisons for life | Eurozine
What is the playbook used by authoritarians from Mussolini to the present day? What can we learn from the past? Ruth Ben-Ghiat is the expert on the “strongma...
Jason StanleyYesterday, I had the privilege of being in discussion with my friend and colleague @ruthbenghiat about her essential new book Strongmen , for the Museum of Jewish Heritage. It was an extraordinarily rich discussion.
Recent debates have centered on whether it’s appropriate to compare Trump to European fascists. But radical Black thinkers have long argued that racial slavery created its own unique form of American fascism.
Americans are no wiser than the Europeans who saw democracy yield to fascism, Nazism or communism. Our one advantage is that we might learn from their experience. Now is a good time to do so. From across the fearful twentieth century, here are...
‘Imperial Intimacies: A Tale of Two Islands’ by Hazel V. Carby is named as the winner of the eighth Nayef Al-Rodhan Prize for Global Cultural Understanding, the British Academy’s non-fiction book prize.
CNN has informed the largest outside group supporting President Trump’s reelection that it will not run one of its new ads, saying the ad is false because it warns Democratic nominee Joe Biden will raise taxes on the middle class and implies that
Jason StanleyWow. My CNN appearance is being used in a letter by Jones Day, the President's law firm, to defend his misleading ad.
Free market ideology masks the ways in which corporations limit freedom, perverting democratic vocabulary into propaganda
Jason StanleyWondering how fans of an authoritarian President and an authoritarian political party can claim the vocabulary of “liberty”? It’s because they think freedom amounts to their freedom to buy and sell things. In so doing, they sacrifice their freedom.