Brian Fogarty is a professor emeritus of sociology at St. Catherine University in St. Paul, Minnesota and the author of Fascism: Why Not Here?, available in paperback in October. The word “fascist” has been a favorite brush with which to tar political … Continue reading From the Desk of Brian Fogarty: This Time, It’s Real
The following is a post from Brian Fogarty, Professor Emeritus of Sociology at Saint Catherine University and author of Fascism: Why Not Here? (Potomac Books, 2009). You can follow his blog Politics, Culture, and Everything at befogarty.wordpress.com. A Specter is Haunting Europe: Do we know fascism when we see it? Reflecting recently on the U.K.’s vote to leave the European Union, former Prime Minister Tony Blair lamented the breakdown of center-left/center-right governments throughout Europe. Extremists from both right and left have, he said, “demonized” centrists as “out-of-touch elites” while “making the word ‘expert’ virtually a term of abuse.” At the same time, immigrants have been portrayed … Continue reading From the Desk of Brian Fogarty: Do We Know Fascism When We See It?
Brian E. Fogarty is Professor Emeritus of Sociology, Saint Catherine University, St. Paul, MN. He is the author of Fascism: Why Not Here? (Potomac Books, 2011) and War, Peace, and the Social Order. He currently blogs at befogarty.wordpress.com. Imagine this scenario: the … Continue reading From the desk of Brian E. Fogarty: Fascism in America?