In the book Being Numerous British journalist and author Natasha Lennard discusses fascism with various essays which include Nazis, ghosts, sex and suicide. Lennard promotes a more expansive understanding of the concept of fascism, inspired by the French philosopher Michel Foucault (1929 – 1984).
Foucault was the first to use the term "non-fascist" about the intellectual work needed to combat everyday fascism: "The fascism in us all, in our heads and in our everyday behavior, the fascism that causes us to love power, Lennard is, like Foucault, concerned with our fascist tendencies and habits: the so-called micro-fascism, or everyday fascism, which I choose to call it.
The book opens with the fateful American election night in 2016 when Donald Trump became president and the whole world wondered if he would bring fascism to the United States. The media immediately began comparing Trump to Hitler and Mussolini. In the ten days following Trump's election victory, 900 incidents of violence against immigrants, Hispanics, African Americans, women, LGBT people, were reported. . .
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