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Published on: August 8, 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.

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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