Michael Brooks is filling in for Sam Seder on the Majority Report today. In this clip, Mark Blyth, Scottish political scientist and a professor of international political economy at Brown University, speaks at the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs at Brown about why Trump’s victory and the rise of support for fascistic rule in the U.S. fits neatly with global trends.

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Michael Brooks is the co-host of 2 Dope Boys & a Podcast, and a contributor and host of Michael Mondays on the Majority Report. He appears regularly as an analyst on outlets including The Young Turks, Al Jazeera, CCTV, Huffpost Live and Ring of Fire. His writing has appeared in the Washington Post, Al Monitor and PSFK.