Eco, Libraries, Teachers, Essential workers, Heroism, and Ur-Fascism
Whenever I see reopening calls for librarians or teachers to be heroes, I think of Eco's essay on Ur-Fascism.
"In such a perspective everybody is educated to become a hero. In every mythology the hero is an exceptional being, but in Ur-Fascist ideology, heroism is the norm. This cult of heroism is strictly linked with the cult of death."
re: Eco, Libraries, Teachers, Essential workers, Heroism, and Ur-Fascism
@platypus what is ur-fascism?
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