Memory studies in a moment of danger: Fascism, postfascism, and the contemporary political imaginary

  title={Memory studies in a moment of danger: Fascism, postfascism, and the contemporary political imaginary},
  author={Neil Levi and Michael Rothberg},
  journal={Memory Studies},
  pages={355 - 367}
Inspired by Walter Benjamin’s concept of the “moment of danger,” this essay considers the contemporary return of the memory of fascism and Nazism among both far-right political movements and liberal and left critics of the right. We briefly sketch how memories and symbols derived from the fascist and National Socialist era, among other sources, help constitute new political subjects in our moment of danger, and we look extensively at responses to the election of Donald Trump and evaluate the… 
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