Category Archives: U.S. Politics

Authoritarianism: Jan 13–19

Authoritarian political ideologies have a vested interest in promoting fear, a sense of the imminence of takeover by aliens and real diseases are useful material. –Susan Sontag   <Prev | Next> By the way, I strongly encourage you to browse … Continue reading

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Authoritarianism: Jan 6–12

The government of the United States is not a bargaining chip. A president cannot close the government when he doesn’t get his way, and then offer to open it as a concession when he does. That would not be a … Continue reading

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Authoritarianism: Jan 1-5

“In the United States of North America, every independent movement of the workers was paralysed so long as slavery disfigured a part of the Republic. Labour cannot emancipate itself in the white skin when in the black it is branded.” … Continue reading

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Likeability is dogwhistle for sexism

Indeed. The fact is that Elizabeth Warren is likable. She speaks frankly and in moral terms, avoiding the cajoling sliminess of politicians such as the reptilian Texas senator Ted Cruz, or her probable Democratic primary opponent, New Jersey senator Cory … Continue reading

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Authoritarianism: Jan 1–8 2017

Original article at: Authoritarianism: Jan 1–8 Changes. Next> Experts in authoritarianism advise to keep a list of things subtly changing around you, so you’ll remember. I got this idea from Amy Siskind who is keeping her own weekly list. She’s … Continue reading

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