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The Anatomy of Trumpism, Part VII: Democracy

Read Parts I: Foundations II: Dilettante III: Liberal Delusions IV: Conservative Complicity V: Violence VI: By Definition VII: Democracy Why did you expect anything else? I intended to end this series by talking about the inherent instability of democracies (like … Continue reading

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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┬áhistorian Robert Paxton‘s 2004 The Anatomy of Fascism during these early days of Trump’s presidency. … Continue reading

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