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KQED's live call-in program presents balanced discussions of local, state, national, and world issues as well as in-depth interviews with leading figures in politics, science, entertainment, and the arts.

Yale philosophy professor Jason Stanley says that the "formula for fascism" is "surprisingly simple." Stanley, who spent the last decade studying fascist propaganda, says that all right-wing autocrats follow a similar playbook: evoke a lost, mythic past; sow divisions; attack the truth. We'll talk to Stanley about his new book "How Fascism Works: The Politics of Us and Them" and about the parallels he sees between President Trump's rhetoric and that of past dictators.

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