Category Archives: Authoritarianism

But Somewhere Some College Students Were Uncivil

So this is the second incident of violence being used to drive a Democratic candidate out of a race (boldface mine): Michael Treiman, the only Democratic candidate for Binghamton mayor, pulled out of the race on Tuesday after receiving threats. … Continue reading

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The Triumph Of Palinism: The Mexican Wall Edition

Eight years ago, I noted a phenomenon I called “Palinism” (boldface added): While people have described Palin as engaging in identity politics, that sells identity politics short. Palin along with the proto-movement surrounding her–Palinism–practices what could be call ‘politics of … Continue reading

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Racist Right Breitbart News Literally Called For A War On Science

Leaving aside the point Breitbart wanted to make (some peer reviewed articles have reached unfounded conclusions, therefore climate change is FALSE! Or something), that their audience would appreciate a line from a play by a white nationalist Nazi collaborator–”When I … Continue reading

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Austerity And Fascism

A while ago, I argued, in the context of Greece’s imploding economy, that a key economic policy benchmark should be not encouraging fascism: When you read about the political mess that Greece has became, the press for austerity–led by Germany–is … Continue reading

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The Radical Ammosexualists Of The Oregon Cowliphate Are Also Vandals

I realize no one wants another Waco at the the Malheur Bird Sanctuary, which has been taken over by armed radical rightwing militants. But there needs to be a stronger federal response. They shouldn’t be receiving mail–or visitors. They shouldn’t … Continue reading

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They Went Somewhere

Over at Jacobin, there’s an interesting article about 1930s radio personality Father Coughlin, who was widely reviled for his anti-Semitism. It turns out he was quite the open supporter of flat-out fascism (boldface mine): The US hasn’t seen the stirrings … Continue reading

Posted in Authoritarianism, Racism

The Logic of Brute Force

Erik Cameron, a Chicago resident, describes how he was treated by the Chicago PD on his way home from work (boldface mine): A number of Chicago police officers came around the corner from Rush Street running, weapons drawn. They were … Continue reading

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