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Lecture by Jason Stanley

How Fascim Works. The Politics of Us and Them

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In this session, the philosopher Jason Stanley will analyse the workings of far-right discourse and will dismantle the armoury of arguments shared by the different extremist political movements that have emerged in recent times.

Jason Stanley, Jacob Urowsky Professor of Philosophy at Yale University, has studied how political propaganda works and has identified the rhetorical mechanisms used in far-right discourse. Despite the diversity of cases, he has detected some shared elements in all these phenomena, which he calls “fascisms”. For example, they seek to create a politics of division that, in an apparently totally natural way, divides the population into “us” and “them”. What aspects characterise fascist rhetoric? What propaganda tactics are used to construct this kind of discourse, and how can they be detected?

Presenters: Teresa Marques

Participants: Jason Stanley

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