Fascism and Democracy

  1. What We Fear From the ‘Invasion of the Body Snatchers’ (Medium)
  2. How Big Brother achieves total control in George Orwell’s novel ‘1984’ (DMB)
  3. Is ‘Trumpism’ a cult? (DD)
  4. When Will the Trump Cult Give Up? (Medium)
  5. How do you know you’re not an extremist? (DD)
  6. Is the word ‘fascism’ too extreme? (BAOS) [How Fascism Works by Jason Stanley]
  7. The United States is an ‘Anocracy’ (Medium) [How Civil Wars Start by Barbara Walter]
  8. Racism + weakened democratic institutions —> collapse [How Civil Wars Start by Barbara Walter] (DD)
  9. On the risk of fascism in the US (DD)
  10. If the tipping point of fascism has already been reached (DD)
  11. GOP is using rhetoric proven to succeed at grabbing power (DD)
  12. Fascist time (DMB)
  13. YouTube: “We Are In A ‘FOURTH TURNING,’ What Does That Mean?” (DD)
  14. The moral of ‘The Plague’ by Albert Camus (BAOS)
  15. Why are powerful people so terrible? (Medium) [Corruptible by Brian Klaas]
  16. Quotes: On why societies and groups trend away from democracy (DD)
  17. Why do Americans believe they are exceptional? [American Exceptionalism and American Innocence by Roberto Sirvent and Danny Haiphong]
  18. Simplicity and loyalty: The slide into authoritarianism [Twilight of Democracy: The Seductive Lure of Authoritarianism by Anne Applebaum]
  19. Liberalism is not a guaranteed outcome [After the Fall: Being American in the World We’ve Made by Ben Rhodes]
  20. Sebastian Gorka was Trump’s counterterrorism adviser; today, Trump endorses Orbán (Medium)
  21. What do we value when we value ignorance and hypocrisy? (DD)
  22. ‘Chaos Magic’: An Apt Metaphor for Post-Trump (Medium)
  23. Democracy under bacterial attack! [Medium, re: “Power Corrupts” podcast]
  24. Why the American president is a ‘Despot’s Apprentice’ (DD)
  25. Four books on the strengths and frailties of democracy (DD)
  26. What’s ‘the paradox of voting’? And why do people bother to vote? (DD)
  27. Trump administration broke the ‘We the People’ White House petition website (DD)
  28. Sharpiegate (DD)
  29. The Room Where It Happened: A White House Memoir by John R. Bolton (GR)
  30. Wyoming Republican Party kicks out Liz Cheney in 2021 (DD)
  31. Brink Lindsey’s essay on small-r republicanism in National Affairs (DD)
  32. Quotes: Is capitalism just a phase of history? (DD)
  33. On capitalism and compassion (DMB)
  34. Ayn Rand and Nathaniel Branden’s philosophy in ‘The Virtue of Selfishness’ (DMB)
  35. What is neoliberalism? (DD)
  36. Understanding individualism and collectivism: Rick Perry on liberalism (DMB)
  37. How to end violent motives, according to ‘Virtuous Violence’ (DMB)
  38. Quotes: On the rise of militarism and the need for compromise (DD)
  39. Primo Levi’s insights into psychology at Auschwitz (DMB)
  40. The Godless Constitution: A Moral Defense of the Secular State by Isaac Kramnick (GR)
  41. The Soul of America: The Battle for Our Better Angels by Jon Meacham (GR)
  42. The Politics of Official Apologies by Melissa Nobles (GR)
  43. The Demoralization Of Western Culture: Social Theory And The Dilemmas Of Modern Living by Ralph Fevre (GR)
  44. Democracy Despite Itself: Why a System That Shouldn’t Work at All Works So Well by Danny Oppenheimer (GR)
  45. How Democracy Ends by David Runciman (GR)
  46. Power: Where Is It? by Donald Savoie (GR)
  47. On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century by Timothy Snyder (GR)
  48. It Can’t Happen Here by Sinclair Lewis (Medium)
  49. The word ‘oriental’ in political discourse (Medium)
  50. We can’t do serious things on Twitter if the owner only wants meme war (DD)
  51. Who will leave Twitter? (DD)
  52. U.S. Neo-Nazi Homeschool Network (DD)
  53. Online course on fascism and racism (2022) (DD)
  54. Holocaust, Genocide, and Human Rights Studies major at Boston University (DD)