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Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Fascism
LePen

In France, Crushing Victory Projected For Emmanuel Macron Over Marine LePen

An estimate of the results of Sunday’s election by the pollster Ipsos France, announced at 8pm local time to cheers by flag-waving supporters gathered in Paris, put Macron’s support at about 65 percent of the vote. His opponent, the far-right candidate Marine Le Pen, took 35 percent.

May 7, 2017
Danziger warns French not to reject Dutch example

Danziger: That French Paradox

A nation that has given the world some of its greatest art, literature, philosophy, culture, cuisine, and couture now seems poised to endorse fascist politics — but only, warns Danziger, if the French are too foolish to follow the saner example set by the Dutch.

March 20, 2017
fascism

If We Don’t Act Now Fascism Will Be on Our Doorstep, Says Yale Historian

Yale historian Timothy Snyder, who studies regime change in authoritarian societies, warns that the American people now have “about a year” to defend democracy in the United States from the threat posed by the Trump administration.

March 14, 2017
Bannon

Steve Bannon’s Intellectual Influences Are Mostly Fascists And White Supremacists

Steve Bannon just can’t help himself. The president’s chief strategist, and former executive chair of Breitbart News, has repeatedly cited fascists and white supremacists without compunction or even discretion.

March 10, 2017
Anti-Semitism, Trump

In An Angry And Fearful Nation, An Outbreak Of Anti-Semitism

In a rare show of unity, all 100 U.S. senators this week issued a public letter urging the Department of Justice, FBI, and Department of Homeland Security to protect Jewish institutions and prosecute those responsible for terrorizing them.

March 9, 2017
Trump, Democratic

What’s Driving Trump’s Derangement Of Democratic Discourse?

When Trump commingles racist nationalism with what sounds like socialism by promising a wall to keep out Mexican rapists, a cornucopia of jobs, and full healthcare for Americans, we might recall that “Nazi” was an acronym for National Socialism.

February 6, 2017
Trump, ISIS

Donald Trump Poses A Never-Before-Seen Threat In American History

We must view Trump as a real threat to our institutions, to our democracy, and to our future. The Trump presidency and Trumpism is a new phenomenon in our country’s history. Never before has such an authoritarian personality been president. We’ve had demagogues in the House and Senate, but never in the Oval Office.

January 22, 2017
Donald Trump, Inauguration

Donald Trump’s Inauguration And The Era Of Fear

Since Election Day, millions of Americans have been talking seriously about gulags, fascism, 1930s Germany and moving to Canada. Trump’s genuine—not fake-news—authoritarian tendencies rightly terrify progressives.

January 20, 2017
Trump, Alt-Right, White Nationalists

White Nationalists Salute The Übermensch Of 2016

It’s too soon to tell what will become of the alt-right. While the alt-right is ready to capitalize on Trump’s win, the question is whether it will destroy itself in the process.

December 14, 2016
Trump Facist

A Handy 14-Point Guide To Identify Fascist Leaders

Throughout the campaign, comparisons of Trump to fascist leaders have been treated as unserious and even irresponsible. Now, as we watch him assemble a cabinet of frightening far-right nationalists, white supremacists, militarists, and free-marketeers, Eco’s list emerges as a must-read.

December 8, 2016
Trump loves his rallies

Fascism? Yes, It Can Happen Here

“It Can’t Happen Here” opens with the election of President Buzz Windrip, a charismatic politician with little intellectual curiosity but a great appeal to the regular guy.

November 7, 2016

Now We Know Why Trump Admires Putin, Kim, And The Chinese Regime

The violent misogynist attitude Trump expressed on that tape is fully consistent with the politically abusive attitude he voiced in the debate. Both represent the mindset of a vulgar authoritarian who respects no traditional boundaries of taste, decency, morality, or constitutional legality.

October 10, 2016

Ghosts Of History: Why America Recoils From Donald Trump

Listening to Trump assume the leadership of the Republican Party, a degrading event compared to death by many Republicans, inevitably brought thoughts of that party’s founding president.

July 22, 2016
Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a campaign event on the day several states held presidential primaries, including California, at the Trump National Golf Club Westchester in Briarcliff Manor, New York, U.S., June 7, 2016 REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

A Statement On Donald Trump’s Statement

If we do not get tough and smart real fast, we are going to have a president who has never said the words ‘I am an overstuffed puffer fish deliberately targeting a religious group in order to increase my Twitter following.’

June 13, 2016

Cartoon: Cable News Now Available In Hell

Hitler and Mussolini have a few tips.

May 31, 2016
Trump, masked

Trump Unmasked

Our wise founders were radical impersonalists. When they wrote arguments for publication in newspapers, they preferred to do so anonymously, using pseudonyms like “Publius”—lest the attachment of a distinguished name distract the reader from the content and quality of the argument. Trump’s personalism, on the other hand, is how he pushes away the protection of constitutional principle with every fiber of his being.

April 28, 2016
Donald Trump Chicago Protest

Who Were The “Brownshirts” Protesting Trump In Chicago?

Trump supporters’ airing of grievances is only the latest in a concerted effort from the right to dissociate itself with fascism.

March 18, 2016

Late Night Roundup: Donald Trump’s ‘Fascist Week’

As we head into Super Tuesday, one topic dominated the late night shows: Republican frontrunner Donald Trump’s descent into fascism and the adoration of hate groups.

March 1, 2016
trump cuba

Against Fascism: For Honest Conservatives, The Only Answer Is #NeverTrump

For too long, right-wing pundits and politicians seemed much more disturbed by Donald Trump’s past positions on healthcare, abortion, and guns than his current appeals to racism, xenophobia, and violence.

February 29, 2016

New Kasich Video: Beware — Donald Trump Is Like Hitler

There’s been lots of talk about the fascist tendencies of Donald Trump’s presidential campaigns — but now one of his Republican rivals is officially going there.

November 25, 2015