Tag Archives: fascism

Trump Attacks 5th and 6th Amendments

In response to the most recent ISIS-inspired attack in New York City, President Trump has called for eliminating the 5th- and 6th-Amendment rights of Americans, at least if they’re accused of terrorism.  As CBS reports it: “We have to come up with … Continue reading

Posted in Politics | Tagged , | Leave a comment

The Anatomy of Antifa

I think of this as an addendum to my Anatomy of Trumpism series, in which I spend much time denouncing President Trump’s encouragement of violence.  We, of course, just saw the lethal consequences of his rhetoric in Charlottesville. Trump claimed … Continue reading

Posted in Politics | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

The Anatomy of Trumpism, Part VI: By Definition

Read Parts I: Foundations II: Dilettante III: Liberal Delusions IV: Conservative Complicity V: Violence VI: By Definition VII: Democracy In his 2004 The Anatomy of Fascism, historian Robert Paxton succinctly defines fascism in a way that emphasizes what fascists do … Continue reading

Posted in Books, history, Politics | Tagged , , | 7 Comments

The Anatomy of Trumpism, Part V: Violence

Read Parts I: Foundations II: Dilettante III: Liberal Delusions IV: Conservative Complicity V: Violence VI: By Definition VII: Democracy In his 2004 The Anatomy of Fascism, historian Robert Paxton points out that, since the end of World War II violent, … Continue reading

Posted in Books, history, Politics | Tagged , , , | 6 Comments

The Anatomy of Trumpism, Part IV: Conservative Complicity

Read Parts I: Foundations II: Dilettante III: Liberal Delusions IV: Conservative Complicity V: Violence VI: By Definition VII: Democracy In his 2004 The Anatomy of Fascism, historian Robert Paxton discusses how post-war German conservatives have “made much of their opposition … Continue reading

Posted in Books, history, Politics | Tagged , , | 6 Comments

The Anatomy of Trumpism, Part III: Liberal Delusions

Read Parts I: Foundations II: Dilettante III: Liberal Delusions IV: Conservative Complicity V: Violence VI: By Definition VII: Democracy In his 2004 The Anatomy of Fascism, historian Robert Paxton discusses the hubris of the conservative and Marxist responses to the … Continue reading

Posted in Books, history, Politics | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

The Anatomy of Trumpism, Part II: Dilettante

Read Parts I: Foundations II: Dilettante III: Liberal Delusions IV: Conservative Complicity V: Violence VI: By Definition VII: Democracy A major problem for intentionalists [a historical interpretation that emphasized the importance of the leader’s will in fascists acquiring and exercising … Continue reading

Posted in Books, history, Politics | Tagged , , , | 6 Comments

The Anatomy of Trumpism, Part I: Foundations

Read Parts I: Foundations II: Dilettante III: Liberal Delusions IV: Conservative Complicity V: Violence VI: By Definition VII: Democracy I experienced several startling moments while reading historian Robert Paxton‘s 2004 The Anatomy of Fascism during these early days of Trump’s presidency. … Continue reading

Posted in Books, history, Politics | Tagged , , , | 7 Comments