Study/Action Group: Authoritarianism and Right-wing Nationalism
Sat May 22 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm EDT
An armed insurrection in Washington on January 6 threatened our democracy, with open encouragement from Donald Trump. While Trump was defeated in November due to his bungling of the COVID pandemic and his general incompetence, he assaulted the rule of law, whipping up his reactionary, racist base with ever more explicit threats and falsehoods.
Trump was defeated, but a portion of the electorate is refusing to accept his defeat. Is the United States threatened by fascism and right-wing nationalism, and if so what should the peace and progressive movement do to answer the threat? What are the international dimensions of the situation and what historical precedents are applicable?
The Authoritarianism and Right-wing Nationalism Study/Action Group, initiated by Massachusetts Peace Action, invites you to join our group. We meet on Zoom on the second Saturday of each month to study and discuss authoritarianism and the US far right and how progressives should deal with these issues. Register to attend.
At our next meeting on May 22, we will discuss Anne Applebaum’s Twilight of Democracy: The Seductive Lure of Authoritarianism. NOTE: The date was changed from May 8.