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To Fight Against This Age | W. W. Norton & Company
"An international bestseller, To Fight Against This Age consists of two beautifully written, cogent, and urgent essays about the rise of fascism and the ways in which we can combat it. In “The Eternal Return of Fascism,” Rob Riemen explores the theoretical weakness of fascism, which depends on a politics of resentment, the incitement of anger and fear, xenophobia, the need for scapegoats, and its hatred of the life of the mind. He draws on history and philosophy as well as the essays and novels of Thomas Mann and Albert Camus to explain the global resurgence of fascism, often disguised by its false promises of ushering in freedom and greatness. Riemen’s own response to what he sees as the spiritual crisis of our age is articulated in “The Return of Europa,” a moving story about the meaning of European humanism with its universal values of truth, beauty, justice, and love for life—values that are the origin and basis of a democratic civilization. To Fight Against This Age is as timely as it is timeless, to be read by those who want to understand and change the world in which they live."
book  publisher  fascism  nationalism  21c 
february 2018 by tsuomela
18th Brumaire, everywhere — Crooked Timber
"Dictatorship, or at least, authoritarian personal rule, seems to be re-emerging all around the world, mostly through the suppression of opposition by rulers who originally came to power through democratic elections"
dictatorship  politics  world  fascism  elections  democracy  crisis 
november 2016 by tsuomela
We’re heading into dark times. This is how to be your own light in the Age of Trump
"Having studied authoritarian states for over a decade, I would never exaggerate the severity of the threat we now face. But an American kleptocracy is exactly where president-elect Trump and his backers are taking us. That’s why I have a favor to ask you, my fellow Americans. "
election  campaign  2016  fascism  nationalism  authoritarian 
november 2016 by tsuomela
‘The Dark Knight’ is No Capitalist…
"If The Dark Knight Rises was supposed to be an attack on Occupy, it’s a failure, and even if it’s settling for vague anti-populism, it sucks at that too."
title(Batman)  politics  film  movie  interpretation  fascism 
july 2012 by tsuomela
Chris Hedges: A Recipe for Fascism - Chris Hedges' Columns - Truthdig
American politics, as the midterm elections demonstrated, have descended into the irrational. On one side stands a corrupt liberal class, bereft of ideas and unable to respond coherently to the collapse of the global economy, the dismantling of our manufacturing sector and the deadly assault on the ecosystem. On the other side stands a mass of increasingly bitter people whose alienation, desperation and rage fuel emotionally driven and incoherent political agendas. It is a recipe for fascism.
politics  election  2010  fascism  right-wing 
november 2010 by tsuomela
Home | Center for the Comparative Study of Right-Wing Movements
Established in February 2009, the mission of the Center is to encourage and nurture comparative scholarship on right-wing movements in the United States, Europe, Asia, Latin America, and other regions of the world over the past hundred years. The Center is especially interested in supporting research that examines the diversity of right-wing movements and their respective emphasis on social and religious issues, nationalism and race, and economic doctrines. The Center promotes research, offers mini-grants, fellowships, and training opportunities to Berkeley students, publishes findings, and brings together leading scholars through conferences, colloquia, and other public events in order to engage in a comparative and interdisciplinary dialogue on right-wing ideology, politics, and organizational forms and their likely directions in the 21st century.
right-wing  conservatism  politcal-science  fascism  international  reactionary 
october 2010 by tsuomela
Garbage and Gravitas | The Nation
To understand how Alissa Rosenbaum created Ayn Rand, we need to trace her itinerary not to pre-revolutionary Russia, which is the mistaken conceit of these biographies, but to her destination upon leaving Soviet Russia in 1926: Hollywood. For where else but in the dream factory could Rand have learned how to make dreams—about America, about capitalism and about herself?
about(AynRand)  philosophy  capitalism  literature  review  hollywood  movies  politics  fascism 
may 2010 by tsuomela
Whiskey Fire: Distribute the News-Worth, Oaf
We may be about to enter the era of the Beige-golfshirts. Worn by zombies. Huzzah.
politics  town-hall  nazism  metaphor  history  fascism 
august 2009 by tsuomela
I cite: Anticipation
Have we been inhabiting a similar affective environment over the past nine years? ...The debate around health care has the same kind of feeling as the build up to the war in Iraq, which is somewhat puzzling but which might account at least in part for the media frenzy around the town hall meetings. How is it that health care becomes death panels? Perhaps the answer is in the affective environment we are so reluctant to leave.
politics  emotion  affect  environment  argument  town-hall  fascism  culture 
august 2009 by tsuomela
Orcinus - Fascist America II: The Last Turnoff
Part 2 of a series by Sara on American right-wing fascism, with steps to resist.
fascism  right-wing  politics  town-hall  disruption  protests  activism  counterweight  resistance  bullying 
august 2009 by tsuomela
Open Left:: Projection Marches On!
it's a whole lot easier to document the projection involved. That's because the dynamic of wealthy special interests supporting street thuggery against "the left" is exactly how both Mussolini and Hitler came to power.
fascism  health-care  corporatism  corporate  politics  town-hall  fake-outrage 
august 2009 by tsuomela
Orcinus - Are Republicans and their thugs killing off the Town Hall as a democratic forum?
When someone's entire purpose in coming out to a town-hall forum is to chant and shout and protest and disrupt, they aren't just expressing their opinions -- they are actively shutting down democracy.

And that, folks, is a classically fascist thing to do.
fascism  american  debate  health-care  town-hall  forum  politics 
august 2009 by tsuomela
Orcinus - Projection much? Glenn Beck warns: 'Fascism is on the rise'
But fascism was an economic phenomenon only secondarily at best. Primarily, fascism is a political and cultural pathology
fascism  right-wing  politics  about(GlenBeck) 
april 2009 by tsuomela
"Stabbed in the back! The past and future of a right-wing myth" by Kevin Baker (Harper's Magazine)
classic article about the long list of people who have used this idea to promote their political ends
history  german  hitler  fascism  right-wing  conservatism 
february 2008 by tsuomela

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