2016
Postscript to “Is Donald Trump a Fascist?”

Trump understands what the classic demagogues of the 20th century understood: namely, that in a democracy it is possible to gain millions of votes by appealing to the worst in people.

Published on: August 8, 2016
Jeffrey Herf is Distinguished University Professor in the department of history at the University of Maryland in College Park and a regular contributor to The American Interest. In May Cambridge University Press published his most recent book, Undeclared Wars with Israel: East Germany and the West German Far Left, 1967-1989.
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