Timothy Snyder and Jason Stanley to discuss fascist politics in America

Timothy Snyder and Jason Stanley, faculty members who have written widely on authoritarian politics, will discuss that topic in a conversation to be held in New York on Wednesday, Oct. 10.

Titled “On Fascism,” the event will address the question of the state of fascist politics in America. It will be moderated by Jelani Cobb,  a writer for The New Yorker and a professor of journalism at Columbia University. Sponsored by PEN America, in partnership with The New School, the conversation will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the auditorium of Alvin Johnson/J.M. Kaplan Hall at The New School,  66 West 12th St.

Snyder is the Levin Professor of History. His books include “Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitler and Stalin,” which won the Hannah Arendt prize for political thought; “Black Earth: The Holocaust as History and Warning”; “ On Tyranny”; and “The Road to Unfreedom: Russia, Europe, America.”

Stanley, the Jacob Urowsky Professor of Philosophy, is the author of five books, including “How Propaganda Works” and “How Fascism Works: The Politics of Us and Them.” He serves on the board of the Prison Policy Initiative. Stanley writes frequently about propaganda, free speech, mass incarceration, democracy, and authoritarianism for The New York Times, Boston Review, and The Chronicle of Higher Education.

Cobb writes about race, politics, history, and culture. His most recent book is “The Substance of Hope: Barack Obama and the Paradox of Progress.”

For more information about the event, visit the PEN America website.

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