PPE: “The Unraveling of America: Is This the End of the American Empire?” / Amanpour and Company / Hari Sreenivasan, Wade Davis ☮

Amid a global pandemic, with a polarized political electorate, and with protesters crowding the streets, one wonders if the American Era might be coming to an end. Wade Davis certainly would argue that it is. In a recent article for “Rolling Stone,” he wrote about COVID-19 as a factor in “the unraveling of America.” Davis shares his thoughts with Hari Sreenivasan.

PPE: “How Fascism Works: A Warning for the U.S. / Amanpour and Company / Hari Sreenivasan, Jason Stanley / MUST WATCH! ☮

Jason Stanley is a professor of philosophy at Yale University, and in his new book “How Fascism Works: The Politics of Us and Them,” he explores the inner mechanics of fascism and the forces that drive dictatorships. Stanley joins Hari Sreenivasan to explain his concern at signs of fascism on the rise in the U.S.

INDEPENDENT GLOBAL NEWS: “How Fascism Works: Jason Stanley on Trump, Bolsonaro and the Rise of Fascism Across the Globe” / Democracy Now! / Amy Goodman ☮

Yale professor Jason Stanley warns about the dangers of normalizing fascist politics, writing, “What normalization does is transform the morally extraordinary into the ordinary. It makes us able to tolerate what was once intolerable by making it seem as if this is the way things have always been.”