by Chandra Russo
Colgate University, Sociology and Anthropology Department
Defending Civil Liberties: Activists Should Start Here for News and Resources
Bill of Rights Defense Committee and Defending Dissent Foundation
Black Lives Matter
Democracy and Human Rights: Demos
Selected list of experts on the far right and fascism: < under construction
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What is Fascism?
Best definition: Roger Griffin, "[F]ascism is best defined as a revolutionary form of nationalism, one that sets out to be a political, social and ethical revolution, welding the ‘people’ into a dynamic national community under new elites infused with heroic values. The core myth that inspires this project is that only a populist, trans-class movement of purifying, cathartic national rebirth (palingenesis) can stem the tide of decadence.
See also on this Wikipedia page:
Reliable definitions of fascism for progressives: Robert Paxton, Umberto Eco, Emilo Gentile.
Common right-wing or economic libertarian definitions of fascism: Friedrich August von Hayek, John T. Flynn, Linda & Morris Tannehill
Definitions by Ultra-Right of Fascist ideologues: Benito Mussolini
Idiocentric definitions: Charles Maurras
What is Right-Wing Populism?
Right-wing populist movements are ...a repressive populist movement motivated or defined centrally by a backlash against liberation movements, social reform, or revolution. This does not mean that right-wing populism’s goals are only defensive or reactive, but rather that its growth is fueled in a central way by fears of the Left and its political gains.
by Chip Berlet and Matthew N. Lyons
What is White Nationalism?
"White Nationalism is an ideology and system of power that constrains our activities in the United States in ways that range from subtle to blatant. White Nationalism is extolled by organized supremacist groups and armed insurgents, but also by major media figures and political leaders."
by Chip Berlet
What is Authoritarianism?
"Donald Trump and Authoritarian Followers"
by scholar Bob Altemeyer
What is Totalitarianism?