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Hi, Elizabeth,

I'll bet you haven't heard of Sadopopulism. See the link in the next tweet.

I am not an expert on cults, but I've read Robert O. Paxton's classic work on fascism, as well as @jasonintrator. Both explain cult mentality . . .
(2/3) . . . and how and why it arises.

Yale Prof. @TimothyDSnyder coined the phrase "Sadopopulism." I have a few explainer threads. Here's one:

If you're curious why Trump supporters embrace and [pretend to believe] his lies . . .
(3/3) . . . I've written about it here: slate.com/news-and-polit…

There's lots more on my blog terikanefield-blog.com, all indexed and categorized. (I can find everything, but you may feel like you've stepped into Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler's office)

I hope that helps.
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