Index of Articles on Fascism
A collection of my writing on fascism on substack.
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I thought it might be helpful to readers to provide an index of my writing on fascism on substack. My most recent articles are at the top.
I’ve also included a download of my ebook Nazi Dreams, on fascism in film, for paid subscribers at the end of the post.
Substack articles on fascism (most recent first)
The Economic Anxiety Explanation of Fascism Is Wrong
Worse, it’s fatalist.
October 11, 2023
Trump Reminds the RNC That He’s a Fascist
Fascists don’t do primaries.
August 10, 2023
Antifascism is a Positive
It's neither reactive nor reactionary.
August 9, 2023
Indy 5 and the Irrelevant Fascists
Fascism is a problem right now. But you couldn't tell from Indiana Jones.
June 28, 2023
Big Brother Doesn’t See Race
The blindspot in 1984 makes it less useful in our current fascist crisis.
June 20, 2023
Pure Isn’t Good
Antivax, segregation: purity has a lot of ideological power, most of it bad.
June 19, 2023
Were the Nazis Everyone’s Fault?
Historian Richard J. Evans argues that the answer is "no"—with some caveats.
May 15, 2023
Guns Don’t Kill People; Nazis Kill People
A slogan the NRA will never adopt.
May 9, 2023
Tucker Carlson Is Not Your Friend, FFs
The American Prospect turns itself into a fascist tool.
April 26, 2023
12 Years a Slave and More: Colson Whitehead’s “Underground Railroad”
Slavery narratives and progress.
April 21, 2023
Ban Nazis, Unban Sex Workers on Substack
Which speech sould you fight for?
April 18, 2023
Our Problem Isn’t Polarization. It’s Fascism.
A new paper makes the case.
April 17, 2023
The Holocaust Isn’t a Feel-Good Story for Christians.
Away with your "Judeo-Christian" gabble and Gentile Savior narratives.
April 12, 2023
Accusing Republicans of Hypocrisy is Pointless
Fascists think hypocrisy is a moral good.
April 6, 2023
Not Horseshoe Theory. Tentacle Theory.
Fascism can appeal to people on every part of the political spectrum.
April 4, 2023
The GOP Still Wants Guns for Its Apocalyptic Fantasies
Children die so Republicans can imagine themselves as heroes.
March 28, 2023
Yes, We Should Use the Fucking F-Word
We're facing a fascist movement. We need to say so to fight it.
March 21, 2023
How Hollywood Lets Real Fascists Off the Hook
Far from helping us fight fascism, Nazis on film may do the opposite.
March 17, 2023
Infinity War and the Dream of Egalitarian Genocide
We love atrocity without prejudice.
March 16, 2023
We’re Doing Better Than the German Left
Not exactly a high bar, but it’s something.
March 15, 2023
Yes, the Republicans Are Fascists
Claudia Koonz's The Nazi Conscience shows that fascism was less total than we think
March 15, 2023
The Pros and Cons of Holocaust Analogies
Sometimes they're horrible. Sometimes they're necessary.
March 8, 2023
Tucker Carlson Helps Nazis Find Victims
No one cares.
February 9, 2023
Syndrome K Is Yet Another Inspiring Story About the Holocaust
Should the Holocaust really make you feel good, though?
January 29, 2023
Ron DeSantis is able to use schools for fascism because schools are already authoritarian
Fascists like to control people. Schools do too.
January 25, 2023.
My ebook, Nazi Dreams, on fascism in film is available as a pdf download for paid subscribers after the paywall.
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