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Unlocked: The Fascism and Cult Checklist Southpaw

    • Sports

Many of us have questions about spotting red flags for fascists and cults of personalities. Fortunately for us, philosopher Theodor W. Adorno and other researchers at University of California, Berkeley have already done the work. Studying fascist personality traits during and after World War II, their findings were published in 1950. However, you might be surprised how consistent these personality traits have remained. In fact, this is even more insightful today than it was back then because World War II had people convinced fascism was an anomaly unique only to German Nazis; whereas now, we know there are fascists all around us.

This piece was originally written in 2019 and unfortunately it appears this checklist will become perennial. Please continue to share it with those who have been looking for a checklist like this one.

We can't continue to produce important episodes like this one without your solidarity. There is no Southpaw without your financial support. In return, not only do you help produce the show but you also get access to more great content. It's mutual aid. Find our Patreon and swag at: https://www.southpawpod.com 

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You can also find Sam on Twitter and Instagram: @StuffFromSam 

Many of us have questions about spotting red flags for fascists and cults of personalities. Fortunately for us, philosopher Theodor W. Adorno and other researchers at University of California, Berkeley have already done the work. Studying fascist personality traits during and after World War II, their findings were published in 1950. However, you might be surprised how consistent these personality traits have remained. In fact, this is even more insightful today than it was back then because World War II had people convinced fascism was an anomaly unique only to German Nazis; whereas now, we know there are fascists all around us.

This piece was originally written in 2019 and unfortunately it appears this checklist will become perennial. Please continue to share it with those who have been looking for a checklist like this one.

We can't continue to produce important episodes like this one without your solidarity. There is no Southpaw without your financial support. In return, not only do you help produce the show but you also get access to more great content. It's mutual aid. Find our Patreon and swag at: https://www.southpawpod.com 

You can find Southpaw on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram: @SouthpawPod 

You can also find Sam on Twitter and Instagram: @StuffFromSam 

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