American presidents have periodically curtailed the entry of individuals or groups in the name of national security. Such measures invariably have proven controversial, often unleashing a fiery public debate about the relative merits of protecting the homeland at the cost of undermining our values.
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.
However, we wish to offer an alternative comparison for the sight of Trump having his vast crowds awkwardly recite back a pledge of support for him.
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.
At least five people were arrested on Saturday as white-supremacist and African-American groups clashed outside the South Carolina State House, where the Confederate battle flag was removed last week after a half-century, authorities said.
By Britta Schultejans, MCT MUNICH — Several hundred artworks hidden away for decades in a Munich flat — some believed to have been illegally seized during Germany’s Nazi era — are to be returned to the man who hid them, pending an investigation into their ownership, said German prosecutors Wednesday. The collection — which includes […]
By Maeve Reston, Los Angeles Times LOS ANGELES — Hillary Rodham Clinton defended her record as secretary of State against Republican criticism that she had been too accommodating to Russia, arguing Wednesday that she had taken a tough but pragmatic approach so the U.S. could attain its goals. In remarks at the University of California, Los […]