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Specters of Fascism, Part V

As we complete our tour and analysis of “historical fascism,” or what German scholar Ernst Nolte called “fascism in its epoch” (Der Faschismus in seiner Epoche… 2,536 more words

Philosophy

Not a Book Review: It Can't Happen Here by Sinclair Lewis

“I think I’ll indulge in the luxury of being independent, for once, and vote Prohibition or the Battle Creek bran-and-spinach ticket, or anything that makes some sense!” 1,336 more words

BeLessHuman

Sunday Thoughts (2017.12.10)

Puritanism reveals itself in the hate crime. It is not enough for the Puritan that a crime is heinous, or that the criminal’s act is in itself evil. 66 more words

Politics

Plötzensee Posthumous

Elsa had been a secretary for a district Gauleiter in the province where the prison had always stood by Plotzensee. Though not political by nature she had joined the party by the middle of the war just before things had become inevitably hopelessly lost. 3,123 more words

Writing

… the world struggle today was not of Communism against Fascism, but of tolerance against the bigotry that was preached equally by Communism and Fascism. But he saw too that in America the struggle was befogged by the fact that the worst Fascists were they who disowned the word “Fascism” and preached enslavement to Capitalism under the style of Constitutional and Traditional Native American Liberty. 7 more words

Literature

the sin of sight

I don’t believe surgery of such depth is possible. But then again this can’t be a general statement. I have met people who could focus much of their personality in consistently thinking- or should I say believing in- a simple assessment about religion: that it’s ridiculous and delusional. 494 more words

Christianity

Masterpiece Cakeshop & the Beauty of Capitalism

Jack Phillips’s business, Masterpiece Cakeshop, is currently at the Supreme Court of the United States because Jack said he wouldn’t make a custom wedding cake for a same sex ceremony. 309 more words

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