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A Corporation Goes to War: How Texaco Supported Fascism
“Merchants have no country,” wrote Thomas Jefferson in 1814. “The mere spot they stand on does not constitute so strong an attachment as that from which they draw their gains.” The former president was ruing the way New England traders and shipowners, fearing the loss of lucrative transatlantic...
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Fascism: Can It Happen Here?
“When Fascism comes to America, it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying a cross,” goes a saying that is widely attributed to the first American to win the Nobel Prize for Literature, Sinclair Lewis. In 1935, Lewis wrote a novel called “It Can’t Happen Here,” positing fascism’s rise in the...
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It Can’t Happen Here... Can It?
Trump’s Storm Troopers and the Possibility of American Fascism
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Donald Trump’s First Amendment Hypocrisy
Election 2016 has taken a turn into territory unfamiliar and perhaps mildly terrifying to many Americans, potentially heading down a dark road characterized by political violence and what social scientists call “authoritarian aggression,” defined by retired psychology professor Robert Altemeyer as...
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Tips for Trump
There is no other way of guarding oneself against flattery than by letting men understand that they will not offend you by speaking the truth. . . . — Niccolo Machiavelli, The Prince Herewith a few suggestions for Donald Trump that may be of help to him when he becomes president. That he needs them...
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The American Fascist
I’ve been reluctant to use the “f” word to describe Donald Trump because it’s especially harsh, and it’s too often used carelessly. But Trump has finally reached a point where parallels between his presidential campaign and the fascists of the first half of the 20 th century – lurid figures such as...
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Donald Trump and Germany in the 1930s: Reflections After a Visit to Nuremberg
Nuremberg, a historic medieval city, was widely known in the 1930s as the most pro-Nazi city in Germany. Last December it was also the origin of a wonderful seven day cruise on the Danube River for my wife and me. Conscious of its historical significance, we had come early to see the city,...
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The Christmas Day that Peace Broke Out
As once again politicians seek to unleash the dogs of war, a one-man play recalls the brief holiday truce that marked the first year of World War I.
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Beyond Trump: The Politics of Courage
If Donald Trump can thrive politically by throwing meat to the American id, what else is possible? How about the opposite? Trump’s most recent attempt to reclaim poll supremacy — his call for “a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States until our representatives can figure...
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A Moral Challenge for Pope Francis
In modern times, the Catholic Church has made excuses for unjustifiable wars even as it has made abortion a cardinal sin, a hypocrisy that will be tested as Pope Francis visits the United States, a country immersed in all the immorality that comes from warfare.
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