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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."

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re: Eco, Libraries, Teachers, Essential workers, Heroism, and Ur-Fascism 

@platypus what is ur-fascism?

re: Eco, Libraries, Teachers, Essential workers, Heroism, and Ur-Fascism 

@snailerotica @platypus A very worthy read by Umberto Eco, if you search for the title and the author you'll find a few open copies. It's not long but it helps understand how belief in Fascism works at a basic level.

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