Everyone now sees fascists

An excerpt from Brendan O’Neill’s essay, Bolsonaro is not a fascist, on the danger of branding everyone a fascist; something rather than genuinely foreboding, becoming a sign of intellectual laziness. Mussolini’s Prediction of the future in the Last Days of his “Italian Social Republic” (1945) “The present war will produce an alteration in order of Continue reading Everyone now sees fascists

Why Trump Is Not a Fascist: A Conversation with Vivek Chibber and Achin Vanaik

A great conversation with reflection Achin Vanaik (“The Rise of Hindu Authoritarianism”) and Vivek Chibber (“Postcolonial Theory and the Specter of Capital”) discuss new forms of authoritarianism and nationalism in the age of Modi, Putin, Erdogan, and Trump. The discussion was moderated by Amber A’Lee Frost (“Current Affairs” and “Chapo Trap House”) at Verso Books Continue reading Why Trump Is Not a Fascist: A Conversation with Vivek Chibber and Achin Vanaik

Smearing Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Kyle Kulinski on the Justice Democrats, and Trump’s Anti-Press Tactics

28 year-old Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez defeated 4th ranking and established House Democrat, Rep. Joe Crowley in the New York House Democratic primary last week, saying that leftist policies can win elections. First-term Illinois’s Democratic senator, Tammy Duckworth disagreed, arguing that, while it may be the future of the Bronx, running on policies too far to the left Continue reading Smearing Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Kyle Kulinski on the Justice Democrats, and Trump’s Anti-Press Tactics

The Dan Smoot Report [1966]: “A Republic, Not a Democracy”

“The ideal of a constitutional republic is individual liberty. In this century, great strides have been made toward the goal of subverting our republic, and transforming it into a democracy. The foremost tactic of the subverters is subversion of “language” — by calling America a democracy, until people thoughtlessly accept the term, and use the Continue reading The Dan Smoot Report [1966]: “A Republic, Not a Democracy”