#1203 The causes and dangers of the international rise of the right

Air Date: 8–21-2018
Today we take a look at some of the reasons behind the rise of right-wing movements around the world but also at some of the various shapes they're taking, strategies they're following and emerging trends that may lend them additional momentum in the future.

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SHOW NOTES

Ch. 1: Madeleine Albright’s Warning Of Global Fascism - The Diane Rehm Show - Air Date 4-24-18

Madeleine Albright discusses the rise of right-wing authoritarianism around the world and the demagogic nature of Trump.

Ch. 2: Elif Shafak on the fragility of democracy - Ideas from CBC - Air Date 3-2-18

Turkish writer Elif Shafak warns of the fragility of democracy, the strategies of populist demagogues and the importance of not belittling those who are fearful but not allowing ourselves to be guided by fear either.

Ch. 3: Eliane Glaser on the misguided reaction to a rejection of politics - This is Hell - Air Date 5-8-18

Eliane Glaser breaks down Brexit and the uprising of anti-politics against technocratic policies of the elite.

Ch. 4: THE MIDTERMS MINUTE (Primaries) -Support Progressives in Arizona and Florida on 8.28 - Best of the Left Activism

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Ch. 5: Katha Pollitt: Is Trumpism fascism? - Start Making Sense from @TheNation - Air Date 8-1-18

Katha Pollitt on Trump's attacks on democracy which have a lot in common with authoritarian around the world. Austerity, pushed by right-wing parties, creates the economic anxiety that fuels racism and anti-immigrant sentiment.

Ch. 6: Branko Milanovic on the economic realities that lead to angry populism - The Good Fight - Air Date 12-16-17

Yascha Mounk and Branko Milanovic discuss why economic causes of populism are often expressed in cultural ways.

Ch. 7: Dr. Lukasz Pawlowski on Liberal vs Illiberal Democracy - Ideas from CBC - Air Date 4-10-18

Dr. Lukasz Pawlowski explains that a country being a democracy only tells you how people gain power, it doesn't tell you how that power is used. A critical difference between liberal and illiberal democracy.

Ch. 8: Yuval Noah Harari: Why fascism is so tempting and how your data could power it - @TEDTalks - Air Date 6-8-18

Author and historian Yuval Noah Harari explains the important difference between fascism and nationalism -- and what the consolidation of our data means for the future of democracy.

Ch. 9: Final comments on the barriers to a united front against fascism in America

 

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