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FEATURING SHANE BURLEY – Donald Trump has been the dream president of the so-called Alt Right, a movement that has been quietly building up for years before November 2016. “The synergy between the activist far-right and a successful presidential candidate is something dangerously new,” writes my guest Shane Burley in a new book called Fascism Today: What It Is And How to End It.

In it Burley explores not only the complex and even contradictory idealogies that comprise the “Alt-Right,” but offers some concrete historical models for a broad-based mainstream American response to rising fascism could beat back the dangerous trend.

Shane Burley, writer and filmmaker based in Portland, Oregon. His work has appeared in ROAR Magazine, In These Times, Labor Notes, and make/shift.

**This segment was originally broadcast on January 31, 2018.

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