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Chris Hedges | The Dance of Death

The severance of a society from reality, as ours has been severed from collective recognition of the severity of climate change and the fatal consequences of empire and deindustrialization, leaves it without the intellectual and institutional mechanisms to confront its impending mortality.  966 more words

Corporate Empire

The Democratic Party seems to have no earthly idea why it is so damn unpopular

Right now is an ideal time for the promotion and cultivation of ATS ideas. Thanks to the bizarre nature of the US electoral system, a perceived “fascist” party is the ruling party, with control over the entire federal government and most of the states, and in opposition to the centrist to center-left cultural and political majority. 283 more words

My Take on the "Muslim Travel Ban"

A number of people have for my views on the so-called “Muslim travel ban” imposed by the Trump administration. Here goes:

Statistically, the evidence shows that right-wing terrorists have been slightly more violent in the years since 9-11 than Islamists… 614 more words

Left And Right

The Real Face of Washington (and America) Thank You, Donald Trump

By Tom Engelhardt

TomDispatch.Com

Know thyself. It was what came to mind in the wake of Donald Trump’s victory and my own puzzling reaction to it. 350 more words

American Decline

Fascism in the USA, A Rebuttal

A shorter version of this article was published in The Hill on Jan 1, 2016.

You can hear the bass drum pounding away as you read the headline of Paul Krugman’s latest… 2,495 more words

Election hangover

Recently, I finished reading the last of “Dictator”, the third of Robert Harris’ trilogy nominally about the life of Marcus Tullius Cicero, but just as much about the collapse of the decaying… 768 more words

Let’s connect the dots on our despot in the wings. #NotMyPresident

Trump no longer gives a mere wink and a nod to the Alt Right. He’s appointing Steve Bannon, one of the Alt Right’s leading promoters, as his second lieutenant. 483 more words

2016 Election