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Is Donald Trump a Fascist?

PLACING THE PRESIDENT IN HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE.

“How Fascism Works: The Politics of Us and Them"By Jason Stanley218 pages. Random House. $26.

The list of Trump-era jeremiads keeps growing: “The Road to Unfreedom,” “Can It Happen Here?,” “Fascism: A Warning” and now “How Fascism Works,” a slim volume by the Yale philosophy professor Jason Stanley that breezes across decades and continents to argue that Donald Trump resembles other purveyors of authoritarian ultranationalism.

More than 30 years ago, the Cold War historian John Lewis Gaddis divided his colleagues into “lumpers” and “splitters.” Lumpers, he said, “deliver themselves

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