America Can Become Afghanistan.

America Can Become Afghanistan. AUGUST 17, 2021 / JOHN PAVLOVITZ I’ve seen this movie before. Watching the Taliban gloating in the Presidential palace in Kabul this week after violently overthrowing the government there, gave me major January 6th déjà vu. The muscle memory of that day kicked in again: the disbelief and shock, the stark helplessness, theContinue reading “America Can Become Afghanistan.”

Ruth Ben-Ghiat on the danger of strongmen leaders

It’s a common mistake to think of Trump as a madman but Trump’s strongman tactics are more predictable than they seem. Political commentator and New York University professor Ruth Ben-Ghiat explains why. She writes: “I’M NOT the one trying to undermine American democracy. I’m the one who’s trying to save it,” Donald Trump told theContinue reading “Ruth Ben-Ghiat on the danger of strongmen leaders”

The Whole Country is Reichstag

EDITORIALBY  ADOLPH REED, JR.AUGUST 23, 2021 It’s time to be blunt.1 The right-wing political alliance anchored by the Republican party and Trumpism coheres around a single concrete objective—taking absolute power in the U.S. as soon and as definitively as possible. And they’re more than ready, even seemingly want, to destroy the social fabric of the countryContinue reading “The Whole Country is Reichstag”

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The nationalist interpretation

The future of authoritarian populism “A new book helps us make sense of this. Called “The End of the End of History,” it projects the future of global politics at a moment when Western liberal democracy’s future no longer seems assured, as the allusion to Francis Fukuyama’s famous (and misrepresented) thesis suggests. This sort ofContinue reading “The nationalist interpretation”

The American Abyss ::: NYT MAG Essay

The American Abyss ::: NYT A historian of fascism and political atrocity on Trump, the mob and what comes next. . . . Post-truth is pre-fascism, and Trump has been our post-truth president. When we give up on truth, we concede power to those with the wealth and charisma to create spectacle in its place. WithoutContinue reading “The American Abyss ::: NYT MAG Essay”

How Close Are We to Becoming a Gilead in The Handmaid’s Tale?

“How did the the United States become the Republic of Gilead in The Handmaid’s Tale? The never-ending belief in male dominance, women’s complicity in those beliefs, and people not wanting to be bothered with anything that did not immediately affect their lives—that’s how. Offred, the protagonist was guilty of the latter, just as many areContinue reading “How Close Are We to Becoming a Gilead in The Handmaid’s Tale?”