Public Seminar: Trump Lied His Way In and Is Lying His Way Out: What 20th-Century Fascists Can Teach Us about the Need for Truth in the 21st-Century (Dec. 10, 2020)

“I have spent more than five years studying fascist rhetoric and demagoguery and in particular the relationship between truth and facts in fascist regimes. Unsurprisingly, perhaps, one of the main lessons I’ve learned is that facts and truth have a very uneasy relationship in fascism – but I have also learned that fascist rhetoric relies on an unusual definition of what truth is, and what role it should play in political culture.”

Read the rest at: https://publicseminar.org/essays/trump-lied-his-way-in-and-is-lying-his-way-out/

Published by Ryan Skinnell

Associate Professor of Rhetoric and Composition Department of English and Comparative Literature San Jose State University San Jose, CA

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