BlueBroward Reader: the Danger of Fascism, the Power of Protest

Some of the articles I found interesting this week (my comments in italics).

If We Don’t Act Now, Fascism Will Be on Our Doorstep, Says Yale Historian

Timothy Snyder warns: History gives us a bunch of cases where democratic republics became authoritarian regimes.

http://billmoyers.com/story/dont-act-now-fascism-will-doorstep-says-yale-historian/

Protest Works

The Trump administration’s meltdown proves it.

http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/politics/2017/01/protest_works.html

People are in the streets protesting Donald Trump. But when does protest actually work?

Outlines lessons from successful nonviolent protests, which the author argues can be a very effective if done right

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/monkey-cage/wp/2016/11/21/people-are-in-the-streets-protesting-donald-trump-but-when-does-protest-actually-work/

Do Political Protests Actually Change Anything?

Often, it takes the perspective of history to understand the real impact

https://www.bustle.com/p/do-political-protests-actually-change-anything-29952

IT’S CONTAGIOUS: A Harvard study identified the precise reason protests are an effective way to cause political change

The psychology of protest is most powerful for those who participate, getting them in the habit of being active and involved.

https://qz.com/901411/political-protests-are-effective-but-not-for-the-reason-you-think/