The Allure of Counter-Culture: Understanding the Fascination with Fascism Among Young White Men
In recent years, there has been a growing concern about the rise of these ideologies, particularly among this demographic. In 2021, The Guardian opined that America had entered “fascism’s legal phase.” Fascism, with its strong emphasis on nationalism, authoritarianism, and traditionalism, has found a new foothold. One possible explanation for this trend is that fascism represents a counter-culture movement that appeals to those who already benefit from existing social structures. In this article, we will explore the reasons behind the fascination with fascism among young white men and how it functions as a counter-culture for them, using hypothetical examples to illustrate each main point.
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