The Open Mind — Fascism Strikes Back (Shane Burley, PBS Interview)

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Shane Burley discusses his new book “Fascism Today: What It Is and How We End It.” (Taped: 09/22/2017)

Shane Burley is a journalist and filmmaker based in Portland, Oregon. His book Fascism Today: What It Is and How to End It outlines the history and growing presence of white nationalism in the U.S., and the intersecting antifascist movements that are forming to confront it. His work on fascism, labor, and social movements has appeared in publications like Alternet, Salon, Political Research Associates, Commune, make/shit, Truthout, In These Times, Jacobin, Roar Magazine, and Waging Nonviolence.

Shane Burley discusses Fascsim Today with Alexander Heffner, touching on topics like community approaches to antifascism, the recent controversies over Bell Curve author Charles Murray, how political discourse is breaking down in the U.S., and what the Alt Right really means.

Premiered in May 1956, Open Mind was created and hosted by Richard D. Heffner, American historian, broadcaster, and University Professor of Communications and Public Policy at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. Fifty years after its first broadcast, Open Mind continues with a new host, Mr. Heffner’s grandson, Alexander Heffner. Open Mind as a weekly public affairs program was designed to elicit guests’ most meaningful insights into the challenges Americans face in a variety of contemporary areas of national concern.

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