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The Papacy, again: More on Popes and Fascists

March 14, 2013

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As a follow-up to yesterday’s commentary on the Argentine fascist who has been named the new pope, we have something else cooked up for our readers.  We present, for your consideration, this collage of popes with fascist and right-wing dictators, some of whom were elected into power: From top-left, going clockwise: Leo XIII with Otto […]

It’s a Small World After All… Once It’s Conquered – Walt Disney and the General Ideological Changes of Direction after Hitler’s Downfall

February 17, 2013

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A Study in Postwar Apologetics By Phil Ingram In Norman Mailer’s American war novel, The Naked and the Dead (1948), a character named General Cummings notes with satisfaction that the Yankees were able to achieve by democratically legal means a dictatorship of monopoly capitalism that was at least as firm as that which Hitler set […]

Peasant and Chef: The Limits of Peruvian Gastro-Fascism, 1994-2012

December 8, 2012

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By Javier Puente The son of the Bourgeoisie In 1994, in the context of privatization-based, neoliberal economic program within an increasingly authoritarian regime, a 27-year old Peruvian, son of a prominent politician, returned to the country after several years of elite education in Madrid and Paris.  There he proceeded to open a French restaurant — […]

American Capitalist Culture, the Mediocrity of Ayn Rand, How Labor Creates Value, and Other Topics

August 17, 2012

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By Frank W. Strauch …and, yes, then there’s Ayn Rand.  One of the many pities about this bizarre country called the United States of America is that, somehow, people think you’re doing something “intellectually” profound by reading Ayn Rand.  If you want to come off as “educated” why not try reading — I don’t know […]

Fascism Forecast 2012 Update: U.S. Marines parade Nazi flag in Afghanistan

February 10, 2012

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We offer today a quick update to Anthony Burton’s “Fascism Forecast 2012” article from last month.  Our information comes courtesy of (who else?) the New York Daily News and the Pentagon itself. We submit the following photo for your consideration: Yes, those are some U.S. Marines in Afghanistan posing in front of the flag of […]

Fascism Forecast 2012

January 28, 2012

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Bourgeois Debts, Doubts Spell More Darkness on the World-Historical Horizon By Anthony Burton The fat-headed Winston Churchill once famously remarked that democracy is the worst form of government except for all the others that have been attempted. The irony of this statement, of course, is that Churchill – whose failures in colonial administration had produced […]

Protests in American Democracy, or How the Park Service mistook Nazism for Civil Rights

December 10, 2011

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By Mehmet Shalomovic Bruno Fournier and I recently had cause to visit the West Virginia town of Harper’s Ferry, located at the meeting point of the Shenandoah and Potomac rivers.  It is most well known as the location of John Brown’s famous raid of 1859, where the radical abolitionist attempted to seize the federal arsenal […]

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