Mark Bray | Flyleaf Books | Page: Readings & Signings | Indy Week

Page: Readings & Signings

Mark Bray

When: Tue., Sept. 19, 7-8 p.m. 2017

In America, fascism is far better understood than anti-fascism. After the Charlottesville demonstration, the group known as Antifa is on the minds of Americans but remains an unknown quantity for many people. On the surface, opposing fascism at all costs would be an unassailable good, but to some, the question is not what the Antifa activists oppose but what they're willing to do in pursuit of their goal. Fighting against oppressive government is a proud American tradition that predates antifascism, which formed in the thirties to oppose Hitler and Mussolini. Yet some legitimately ask what separates black-clad Antifa activists, with their balaclavas and weaponry, from the white nationalist hordes. A new book by Dartmouth historian Mark Bray, a veteran of the Occupy movement who has written about recent permutations of anarchism, attempts to put the movement in perspective: its underlying philosophy, how it thinks and operates, and, hopefully, if it is necessary to say, "by any means necessary." —David Klein

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