I was recently interviewed for Canadian podcast Darts and Letters, and I got to talk a bit more about the importance of balancing an understanding of the severity of the threat posed by the violent far-right, with an understanding of the limitations of a securitized response that treats fascism primarily as a crime problem to be countered by law enforcement, rather than a social movement to be countered by social movements.
There are three other people interviewed in the episode as well, who all raised very interesting points. (I didn’t fully agree with the historian’s analysis, but it’s all interesting and worth a listen. I particularly enjoyed Patrik Hermansson of Hope Not Hate’s hilarious story of giving a presentation on “left-wing infiltration” while he was undercover infiltrating the far-right as a left-wing activist!) You can check out the whole episode here: EP8: I Can’t Believe It’s Not Fascism! | Darts and Letters (blubrry.net)
Next week (Wednesday, February 3, 7:00pm PT) my friend Kate Bitz from Western States Center and I are doing a webinar presentation on countering white nationalism, for the Peace and Justice Action League of Spokane (PJALS). You can register for free here: Webinar Wednesday: Countering White Nationalism in 2021 And Beyond (everyaction.com)