Fashionable Fascists

Jordan Peterson & the Toxic Ideology of Identity Politics

In October 2019, the alternative Seattle newspaper The Stranger reported that radical leftists had been working to block showings of a controversial new film. One church near Portland was planning to show the film until it received a message warning that "several community organizations are planning to shut down your showing of the . . . film." The message claimed that the movie promoted fascism, and it concluded with a threat of violence:

[W]e cannot allow fascism to continue to rise and will not tolerate its presence in our city, whether it is on the streets or on the waterfront or in a church. . . . As much as we joke about it, we really don't want to have to...

 

is the author of Saints and Scoundrels (Canon Press) and has a Ph.M. in history from King’s College, London. He is currently working on a Master’s in library science through the University of Oklahoma. He works as a freelance writer and researcher for a variety of publications and operates a blog at www.robinmarkphillips.com.

This article originally appeared in Salvo, Issue #52, Spring 2020 Copyright © 2020 Salvo | www.salvomag.com https://salvomag.com/article/salvo52/fashionable-fascists

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