Author draws parallels in between Donald Trump and increase of 1930s fascism, in unusual public look at Royal Festival Hall
John le Carr , among Britain’s biggest living authors, has actually mentioned the “poisonous” parallels in between the increase of Donald Trump and the increase of 1930s fascism.
In an unusual public look , the 85-year-old author and previous spy mentioned his ridicule for Trump and his misery for the United States and the broader world.
“Something really, seriously bad is occurring and from my perspective we need to be awake to that,” he informed an audience at the Royal Festival Hall in London.
“These phases that Trump is going through in the United States and the stirring of racial hatred … a type of burning of the books as he assaults, as he states genuine news as phony news, the law ends up being phony news, whatever ends up being phony news.
“I think about all things that were occurring throughout Europe in the 1930s, in Spain, in Japan, undoubtedly in Germany. To me, these are definitely similar indications of the increase of fascism and it’s infectious, it’s contagious. Fascism is operating in Poland and Hungary. There’s a motivation about.”
Even today, Le Carr stated, Ang Sang Suu Kyi is mentioning “phony news” in Burma. “These are contagious types of demagogic behaviour and they are hazardous.”
Le Carr was speaking at an occasion in help of the charity Mdecins Sans Frontires and which was likewise beamed to movie theaters– to mark the publication of his newest book, A Legacy of Spies, which includes the return of his imaginary spymaster George Smiley.
The audience, that included Tom Stoppard, Nigella Lawson, Frank Skinner, Jarvis Cocker, Richard Osman and Robert Winston, listened as Le Carr reviewed his life and work and addressed tweeted concerns from the general public, selected by mediator Jon Snow.