Essential Fascism: A Response to Goodfellow

Sam G (I like the Lord of the Rings echo here!): You have always maintained an appropriate caution in drawing parallels between the fascism that emerged in interwar Europe and similar elements in the US political landscape of the present.  What emerged in the Nazi period, for example, drew from foundations deeply set in medieval … Continue reading Essential Fascism: A Response to Goodfellow

Why Fascism is Wrong for the Fascists

Fascism is not wrong simply because it carried out the Shoah.  Every other political ideology has empowered their adherents to perpetrate mass crimes against humanity.  The communists persecuted and often killed kulaks and ethnic minorities by the hundreds of thousands.  The western liberal tradition may have been the most effective killer of all, murdering and … Continue reading Why Fascism is Wrong for the Fascists

You Say You Want a Revolution

Is a general revolution imminent? Are the social, psychological, and cultural effects of social networking rendering the way we conduct our relationships or manage knowledge obsolete? Are domestic and global economic inequities reaching unbearably large extremes? Are the governing institutions capable of resolving current problems? Are the major problems of climate change, global health, and … Continue reading You Say You Want a Revolution

Another Goodfellow, Tennessee Whiskey, and Flyleece

Sam Goodfellow Art Thank you, Sam, for your visual contribution.  I can think of no more concise and powerful summary of everything Mary Trump had to say about her deeply disturbed Uncle Donnie. A Tennessee Whiskey to Soothe Your Soul A while ago I pledged to not drink Kentucky bourbon in a post intended to … Continue reading Another Goodfellow, Tennessee Whiskey, and Flyleece

Black Man in the Huddle

The 1960 Miller Buccaneers, and their bus driver. By telling the story of integration as experienced in that most vital of community institutions, the local high school, Professor Jacobus has made a great contribution to the historiography of civil rights.  While much of the history of civil rights has understandably focused major political, religious, and … Continue reading Black Man in the Huddle