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How Fascism Works: The Politics of Us and Them
Collaborative Programs
Non-Fiction at the Bryant Park Reading Room
Jason Stanley
Wed, July 24th, 2019 | 7:00 pm


The New-York Historical Society is thrilled to partner with the Bryant Park Reading Room to present a series of free programs in the park. Now in its tenth summer, this year’s Non-Fiction at the Bryant Park Reading Room series features a rich selection of topics, including government and politics, presidential biography, and the Civil War.

How vulnerable are democratic societies to fascism? Philosopher and scholar of propaganda Jason Stanley examines the rise of fascist tactics both at home and around the globe—from the vilification of minority groups to modern anti-intellectual and anti-welfare sentiments—and how we as a society can resist its most harmful effects.

Jason Stanley is Jacob Urowsky Professor of Philosophy at Yale University and the author of five books, including How Fascism Works: The Politics of Us and Them.


This program will be held at the Reading Room in Bryant Park. The Reading Room is located on the 42nd Street side of the park between 5th and 6th Avenues. Look for the yellow and white umbrellas.

Rain Venue: In case of summer showers, there will be an on-site tent. In case of severe weather, please check bryantpark.org for the indoor location or contact the New-York Historical’s Department of Public Programs at 212-485-9205.


Free Admission. No advance reservation is required. First come, first served.


This program is produced in partnership with the Bryant Park Corporation.

Creative: Tronvig Group