Fascism expert on MSNBC: "We're seeing fascist tactics" like "hypernationalism" and "fear of the other" employed in the US

Fascism expert on MSNBC: "We're seeing fascist tactics" like "hypernationalism" and "fear of the other" employed in the US 

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From the October 18 edition of MSNBC's Morning Joe:

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MIKA BRZEZINSKI (CO-HOST): Joining us now, Yale professor Jason Stanley. He has been studying fascist propaganda for the past decade.

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So what are we seeing right now here with President Trump and the United States of America. You have people like former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright pointedly saying this is how it begins. How would you see it? 

JASON STANLEY (PROFESSOR, YALE UNIVERSITY): Well, my work is about fascist politics and fascist propaganda. And I don't think there's any doubt that we're seeing fascist tactics being employed -- hypernationalism, power, loyalty, fear of the other. I explained fascism to my 3-year-old as, in fascism, there's one big daddy and I see where -- I think we are seeing that kind of politics all across the world and here in the United States as well. 

Previously

Carl Bernstein calls Trump out as a neo-fascist

"The guy scares me": Holocaust survivors warn about the danger of Trump's right-wing media approved rhetoric

On CNN, Stuart Stevens says Trump "is running as George Wallace," and "exalting in this thugocracy"

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