April 5, 2017
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Past Director, Catholic Peace Fellowship
Faculty member, Departments of Religious Studies and Catholic Studies, Regis University (Denver)
In 1935, Sinclair Lewis wrote "It Can’t Happen Here," a cautionary look at how fascism could take hold in America. Eighty years later, after Trump’s election, some pundits claim that it *has* happened, or is *starting* to happen, or *could* happen here. But Michael Baxter contends that some aspects of today’s political scene have been underway for decades—and won’t end when Trump’s term does. The response? Build genuine community. This is a hallmark of Catholic radicalism, and drawing on authors like Dorothy Day, Peter Maurin, and Alasdair MacIntyre, Baxter describes its long tradition and its importance in these challenging times.