The Republicanism of Minvra: Claiming the Classical Roots of the American Republic—Fascism, a Relative—the Original Red Shirts and Red Hats

Republicanism of MINVRA is not associated with, nor propagandizes for one particular party, nor is it about the U.S. Republican Party, or whatever Party under such name in France, or Italy. Some among us, as well as yourselves, are not yet willing to learn, nor accept this fact, but REPUBLICANISM and FASCISM are relatives, or Continue reading The Republicanism of Minvra: Claiming the Classical Roots of the American Republic—Fascism, a Relative—the Original Red Shirts and Red Hats

Giovanni Gentile on the True ‘Will of the People’: Says Difference between Fascism and Nationalism!

“The nationalistic State was, therefore, an aristocratic State, enforcing itself upon the masses through the power conferred upon it by its origins. The Fascist State, on the contrary, is a people’s state, and, as such, the democratic State par excellence.” GIOVANNI GENTILE Marcello Veneziani on the Spirit of Giovanni Gentile’s Actualism and Rebuilding Italy in Continue reading Giovanni Gentile on the True ‘Will of the People’: Says Difference between Fascism and Nationalism!

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

Columbia (American Minerva) and the Fasces in “Reconstruction” for Equal Rights (1868), Harper’s Weekly | Artist Thomas Nast

“Reconstruction” by German-born American political cartoonist, Thomas Nast illustrates the Southern states being brought back into order with the North into the ancient symbol of collective power and fraternity, the fasces, and the nation’s motto, E Pluribus Unum (“Out of Many, One”). The symbolism of Columbia (America) depicted in Thomas Nast’s cartoon illustrations are highly Continue reading Columbia (American Minerva) and the Fasces in “Reconstruction” for Equal Rights (1868), Harper’s Weekly | Artist Thomas Nast

“Heaven has cast us off” – Tsu-li to King Zhou of Shang in the Shujing

Tsu-li announces to king Zhou-xin (the last emperor of Shang dynasty), that Heaven has abandoned him, because of his dissolute way. “Heaven is bringing an end to the Mandate of our dynasty. (…) It is not that the former kings do not aid us, but by your dissoluteness and sport you bring on the end Continue reading “Heaven has cast us off” – Tsu-li to King Zhou of Shang in the Shujing

The Psychology behind Globalism, Nationalism & Political Tribalism – Jonathan Haidt | Intelligence²

Jonathan Haidt speaking at Intelligence² event “The Rise of Populism and the Backlash against the Elites.”  Jonathan Haidt is a social psychologist and Professor of Ethical Leadership at New York University’s Stern School of Business. His academic specialization is the psychology of morality and the moral emotions. He is author of The Righteous Mind: Why Continue reading The Psychology behind Globalism, Nationalism & Political Tribalism – Jonathan Haidt | Intelligence²

How Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party won Germany and Tactics used to Censor Press in a Totalitarian State, William L. Shirer

“No class or group or party in Germany could escape its share of responsibility for the abandonment of the democratic Republic and the advent of Adolf Hitler. The cardinal error of the Germans who opposed Nazism was their failure to unite against it.” (William L. Shirer, The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich) German Army Continue reading How Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party won Germany and Tactics used to Censor Press in a Totalitarian State, William L. Shirer

Rant on Classics and Politics || SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE and a THEOSOPHIST

In a return to a state of political apathy I read A Rant on Classics and Politics from a classicist. Chi K’ang Tzu asked Confucius about government. The Master replied, “If you desire what is good, the people will be good. The character of a ruler is like wind and that of the people is like grass. Continue reading Rant on Classics and Politics || SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE and a THEOSOPHIST

H.P. Blavatsky involvement in Italian Politics with Garibaldi and Mazzini, and the Carbonari’s Role in the Republican Revolutions

Blavatsky interest in Italian Politics, and the Carbonari It is not enough to study history, but to make history, and the movers of history is a function we take interest in. The subject of the relation between Secret Societies, Politics and Theosophy is a fascinating side of history, and the thing is, while we are Continue reading H.P. Blavatsky involvement in Italian Politics with Garibaldi and Mazzini, and the Carbonari’s Role in the Republican Revolutions

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