George Prochnik’s essays, poetry, and fiction have appeared in numerous journals. He taught English and American literature at Hebrew University in Jerusalem, is editor-at-large for Cabinet magazine, and is the author of In Pursuit of Silence: Listening for Meaning in a World of Noise and Putnam Camp: Sigmund Freud, James Jackson Putnam, and the Purpose of American Psychology.
"Teach In" about Fascism
George Prochnik was a speaker at a REFUSE FASCISM event called "Fascism in America: Can It Happen Here? Is It Happening Here? What is the Danger the Trump/Pence Government Poses?" The event was held in New York City on April 27th, 2017 at the Church of The Village.
- Sunsara Taylor, REFUSE FASCISM co-initiator
- Jay W. Walker, Steering Committee of the New York chapter of REFUSE FASCISM.
- Rita Dentino, Exec. Dir., Casa Freehold of National Day Laborer Organizing Network
- Kieran Suckling, a founder and Executive Director of Center for Biological Diversity
- Andy Zee, REFUSE FASCISM co-initiator, Revolution Books NYC spokesperson
When It's Too Late to Stop Fascism, According to Stefan Zweig
George Prochnik wrote an article for the New Yorker called "When It's Too Late to Stop Fascism, According to Stefan Zweig" where he compares President Donald Trump to Adolf Hitler.
In the article, he writes in part:
- "Last week, as Trump signed a drastic immigration ban that led to an outcry across the country and the world, then sought to mitigate those protests by small palliative measures and denials, I thought of one other crucial technique that Zweig identified in Hitler and his ministers: they introduced their most extreme measures gradually—strategically—in order to gauge how each new outrage was received. 'Only a single pill at a time and then a moment of waiting to observe the effect of its strength, to see whether the world conscience would still digest the dose,' Zweig wrote. 'The doses became progressively stronger until all Europe finally perished from them.'"