Last time writer and filmmaker* Anthony L. Fisher joined the show, he exposed the mysterious death of a 20-year-old confidential informant. His Reason TV documentary and article were later picked up by 60 Minutes, and led many to rethink the role of confidential informants in the criminal justice system. Anthony also covered the Occupy Wall Street protests back in 2011, when it was unclear what the movement stood for or where it was heading. In a column for the Daily Beast, Anthony brings his characteristic clarity and nuance to bear on the anti-fascist protesters – aka "Antifa" – that have made recent headlines. Between Nazi white supremacists and anti-fascists (aka “Antifa”), Anthony is adamant that the former possess the more odious ideology, and are responsible for far more victims than the latter. However, this does not justify the acceptance of indiscriminate violence displayed by Antifa at recent protests and rallies. Anthony notes that violent, anarchic tactics have historically bolstered far-right elements. This suggests non-violent resistance is still the best option against a rising tide of xenophobia in the United States and elsewhere. This Sunday, Anthony will take your calls on the disturbing glorification of violence by some intellectuals, and the watering down of terms like “fascist” to include individuals who merely disagree with left-wing orthodoxy. When anyone to the right of Bernie Sanders is labelled a fascist, the result is a poisoned public discourse. Can we recover civil dialogue in the midst of such intellectual laziness? Bob and Anthony also break down the differences between alt-right, neoreactionary, and outright fascist/white supremacist groups.
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- New Antifa Book: Only Bougie Wimps Oppose Left-Wing Violence Against Fascists, 9/19/17
- Why Antifa Nazi-Punching Is Just a Gift to the Right, 8/28/17 by Anthony Fisher
- Terrorism Deaths by Ideology: Is Charlottesville an Anomaly? August 14, 2017, by Alex Nowrasteh
- The Disposable Life of a 20-Year-Old Confidential Informant - Reason.com
- Anthony L. Fisher on Confidential Informants, Sept. 11, 2016
- Occupy Movement – What Does It Tell Us About America? April 1, 2012