Ron DeSantis Is Not a Fascist

Source: Eyes on the Right
by Damon Linker

“It’s quite common today for critics of the right to presume everyone who supports Trump, DeSantis, or maybe any Republican at all is operating in bad faith. Given how much the post-Trump right marinates in conspiratorial bullshit and flagrant trolling, this is understandable. Yet I nevertheless believe it’s important to listen to what political actors say they are doing — what ideals they’re appealing to, what they’re fighting against, and how they hope to make gains over their opponents. We shouldn’t leave it there. But we should at least start there. And if we listen closely to DeSantis and his many intellectual defenders, we hear something like the following story …” (03/06/23)