Taking notes 53: The fascism of Donald Trump’s America

Philosophers for Change

usa flagby Henry A. Giroux

Donald Trump’s blatant appeal to fascist ideology and policy considerations took a more barefaced and dangerous turn last week when he released a statement calling for “a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States.” Trump qualified this racist appeal to voters’ fears about Muslims by stating that such a ban is necessary “until our country’s representatives can figure out what is going on.”

When Trump proposed the ban at a rally at the USS Yorktown in South Carolina, his plan drew loud cheers from the crowd. Many critics have responded by making clear that Trump’s attempts to place a religious test on immigration and travel are unconstitutional. Others have expressed shock in the face of a proposal that violates the democratic ideals that have shaped US history. Fellow Republican Jeb Bush called Trump “unhinged.”

What almost none of the presidential candidates or mainstream…

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I'm a teacher in philosophy, history and humanities in the italian public schools. My interests are: philosophy, history, politics, sciences, arts.
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