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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
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 week democracy died: How Brexit, Nice, Turkey, and Trump are all connected.
"Dark days this summer showed how government by the people—beset by illiberal populists on one side and undemocratic elites on the other—is poised for extinction."
democracy  liberal  liberalism  2016  crisis  immigration  nationalism  politics  western  europe  american  campaign 
august 2016 by tsuomela
When and Why Nationalism Beats Globalism - The American Interest
"And how moral psychology can help explain and reduce tensions between the two."
psychology  morality  nationalism  global  cosmopolitanism 
july 2016 by tsuomela
Angry Bear: Legal Protectionism: A New Mercantilism
"A modified version of mercantilism is alive and well...and it has been for some time. The game always has been trade. The question always has been: How do we game the system?"
Mentions China lowering taxes for foreign firms to less than the taxes for indigenous firms. This is not covered by WTO.
economics  trade  mercantilism  free-markets  free-trade  growth  nationalism  China  WTO 
february 2009 by tsuomela

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