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Harvard Political Science Prof Compares Republican Party to Fascist Political Party

Added 10-22-20 08:38:01am EST - “"what you find is that the GOP is surprisingly extremist"” - Legalinsurrection.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Legalinsurrection.com: “Harvard Political Science Prof Compares Republican Party to Fascist Political Party”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

A Harvard University professor recently told Vox that the United States faces an “existential crisis” because of the Republican Party’s political strategy.

Pippa Norris teaches political science at Harvard’s Kennedy School and was recently interviewed by Vox writer Sean Illing.

Would you say that the biggest weakness in the American system right now is this combination of the intractability of our Constitution and the fact that one of our major parties, the Republican Party, is basically invested in an anti-democratic, countermajoritarian agenda? [Referencing GOP efforts to combat efforts to expand mail-in voting.]

“It’s true that we’re facing an existential crisis in part because the Republican Party has put all of their appeals into a shrinking sector of the electorate — mostly white, mostly older,” Norris said. “And they’re using their power to change the rules of the game to favor their own party.”

Norris also compared the GOP to three European political parties that have been accused of promoting fascist and neo-Nazi ideology.

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