Yeah Nah Pasaran! #190 w Joan Braune on Understanding and Countering Fascist Movements : December 14, 2023

This week’s episode is our last for 2023. Thanks to everybody who was kind enough to be our guest and to our listeners and supporters. After a short break we’ll be back on/as The Voice of Terror in January, 2024.

This week on Yeah Nah Pasaran! on 3CR we talk to Joan Braune [X/Twitter]. Joan is a philosopher and the author of Understanding and Countering Fascist Movements From Void to Hope (Routledge, 2024). We first spoke to Joan in September 2020 about Cultural Marxism; in her new book she applies some of the insights of the villanous Frankfurters to advancing our understanding of twenty-first century fascism in the United States (and more broadly).

This book is based on the premise that understanding fascism is crucial for defeating it.

Understanding and Countering Fascist Movements suggests fascism must be understood according to two “dimensions.” First, fascism is a social movement seeking power, always already connected to sources of power. Hence, fascism cannot be defeated by policing it as a crime problem, nor therapeutically treating it as a pathology of mental health. Second, fascists have cognitive and emotional needs they are seeking to fulfill through their participation in the movement, but the presence of these motivations must be held in tension with the fact that fascists are responsible for their choices and that these individual motivations also exist in a wider social context of capitalism and systems of supremacy.

4.30pm, Thursday, December 14, 2023 /// 3CR /// 855AM / streaming live on the 3CR website

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About @ndy

I live in Melbourne, Australia. I like anarchy. I don't like nazis. I enjoy eating pizza and drinking beer. I barrack for the greatest football team on Earth: Collingwood Magpies. The 2024 premiership's a cakewalk for the good old Collingwood.
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One Response to Yeah Nah Pasaran! #190 w Joan Braune on Understanding and Countering Fascist Movements : December 14, 2023

  1. Pingback: Yeah Nah Pasaran! #212 w Aurelien Mondon on ethics, research and the (far) right : June 20, 2024 | slackbastard

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