The New York Times

Is Donald Trump a Fascist?

PLACING THE PRESIDENT IN HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE.

“How Fascism Works: The Politics of Us and Them"By Jason Stanley218 pages. Random House. $26.

The list of Trump-era jeremiads keeps growing: “The Road to Unfreedom,” “Can It Happen Here?,” “Fascism: A Warning” and now “How Fascism Works,” a slim volume by the Yale philosophy professor Jason Stanley that breezes across decades and continents to argue that Donald Trump resembles other purveyors of authoritarian ultranationalism.

More than 30 years ago, the Cold War historian John Lewis Gaddis divided his colleagues into “lumpers” and “splitters.” Lumpers, he said, “deliver themselves

This article originally appeared in .

You're reading a preview, sign up to read more.

More from The New York Times

The New York Times5 min readTech
Our Cars Are Trying to Keep Us Safe. Here's How.
Regrettably, personal jet packs and flux capacitors remain figures of science fiction and have not appeared in our garages. The same goes for fully self-driving automobiles. A few years ago, breathless analysts predicted we’d now be napping behind t
The New York Times3 min readTech
Make Your Own Animated Movies, Frame by Frame
(Tech Tip) Stop-motion animation has been around since the 1800s and still flourishes in the works of studios like Aardman Animations, the force behind “Wallace & Gromit” and other creations. With stop motion, you make an inanimate object “move” by s
The New York Times5 min read
A Brain Scan May Predict Alzheimer's. Should You Get One?
Juli Engel was delighted when a neurologist recommended a PET scan to determine whether amyloid — the protein clumps associated with an increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease — was accumulating in her mother’s brain. “My internal response was, ‘Yay!’”