Why Former Suffragettes Flocked to British Fascism
Sir Oswald Mosley’s fascist movement appealed to even the most revolutionary of suffragettes.
Fascism’s Warning SignsEdwardian Britain harbored many of the preconditions for fascism—including rampant anti-Semitism—before war broke out and united a divided nation.
The Necessity of MemoryIf Europeans—and the rest of the world—continue to let the lessons of fascism fade, “a nightmare future could unfold.”
The Future of FascismFascism was an emergency response to an unimagined crisis—and it could all happen again.
Fascism Today: Where Are We Now?In the final episode, our Slate Academy tries to determine how historical examples of fascism help us understand the present.
When Fascist Heroes Took Over the MoviesFrustrated with a weak government and the Great Depression, Americans in the 1930s began rooting for authoritarian jerks.
America’s Brush With FascismThe second KKK shared a disquieting kinship with European fascist movements. Why did it fail to take over American politics?
How Hitler Conquered GermanyThe Nazi propaganda machine exploited ordinary Germans by encouraging them to be co-producers of a false reality.
Germany: Fascism’s Terrible ApogeeWith the fourth episode, our Slate Academy arrives at the fascism that looms above all others.
“A Unique Death Cult”How the Romanian Iron Guard blended nationalistic violence with Christian martyrdom to spread a singularly morbid fascist movement.
Forging a Dictatorship in SpainHow Franco tailored fascism to his country by stealing from every major political movement.
Spain: An Influential OutlierThe second episode of Fascism: A Slate Academy asks how a fringe movement got folded into a 40-year dictatorship.
Making Italy Great AgainIn Mussolini’s conquest of Ethiopia, Italians saw a chance to strengthen their national character and improve their international standing.
Is This Fascism?It’s very difficult to tell whether you’re living in a fascist state. But consult this chart for starters.
Fascism, RebrandedHow the contemporary far right won legitimacy under the guise of liberal-democratic ideals.
The Origins of Anti-IntellectualismThe anti-democratic political tradition that opposed Enlightenment thinking advanced the catastrophic campaigns of Nazi Germany and haunts us still.
How Modern Tyrants Use Terror Management to Consolidate PowerBe ready for an American Reichstag fire when it comes.
A Dangerous DefinitionHow clearly can we distinguish fascism from “populist nationalism”? And does it matter?
Hitler’s Man on British RadioWilliam Joyce’s aristocratic voice carried Nazi propaganda into millions of British homes.
Britain and the U.S.: It Could Have Happened HereIn the fifth episode, our Slate Academy looks at the small, but significant, fascist movements that took root in the U.S. and Britain.
Did the Muslim World Really Fall for Hitler?A famous photo suggests that fascism was popular in the Middle East during World War II. The history says otherwise.
Hitler’s American DreamThe dictator modeled his racial campaign after another conquest of land and people—America’s Manifest Destiny.
Codreanu’s Alternative FactsHow Romania’s fascist leader masterfully obscured the truth to justify anti-Semitic attacks and undermine democracy.
Romania: Bloody, Mystical Fascism From the EastThe third episode of our Slate Academy asks if the experience of Romania changes our understanding of fascism’s origins.
Spain’s “Semi-Fascism”On the brink of civil war, Spain produced a ragtag brand of fascism that was still insidiously authoritarian.
“This Is the Violence of Which I Approve”A short history of the political violence that helped Mussolini attain power.