The Other F-Word: Fascism, The 'Rule of Law,' and the Trump Era

25 Pages Posted: 16 Nov 2018

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Michael A. Livingston

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey - Rutgers Law School

Date Written: October 24, 2018

Abstract

This essay considers books that have suggested parallels between 1930s-style fascism and present day politics, especially that of the Trump Administration. The essay concludes that these parallels are generally unconvincing and that, however well-intentioned, they distract attention from needed political reforms.

Keywords: Jurisprudence, Legal History, Legislation, Fascism

Suggested Citation

Livingston, Michael A., The Other F-Word: Fascism, The 'Rule of Law,' and the Trump Era (October 24, 2018). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3272256 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3272256

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