"Trump is out, but American democracy is on the ropes and teetering on the brink of competitive authoritarianism controlled by theocrats and oligarchs. With its cherished institutions hobbled, political norms trampled, guardrails severely damaged, and body politic divided by chasms of race and geography, can the U.S. survive another administration dedicated to establishing a de facto single party rule?" This is the question posed by the new book, American Fascism: How the GOP is Subverting Democracy, by author Brynn Tannehill
Today we have Brynn with us to discuss what the characteristics of fascism are, if they are applicable to the base of the GOP today, and what that means for us should they succeed in establishing permanent minoritarian rule.
Brynn is also the author of Everything You Want to Know About Being Trans, But Were Afraid to Ask. She is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and Air Force Institute of Technology, with degrees in Computer Science and Operations Research. As a Naval Aviator, she did four deployments to locations in Kosovo, the Middle East, and North Atlantic. Mrs. Tannehill continued working in defense research after leaving active duty,and currently works as a senior analyst at a defense think-tank in the Washington.
With co-host Brody Levesque