Fascism and Democracy

  1. What We Fear From the ‘Invasion of the Body Snatchers’ (Medium)
  2. How Big Brother achieves total control in George Orwell’s novel ‘1984’ (DMB)
  3. Is ‘Trumpism’ a cult? (DD)
  4. Is the word ‘fascism’ too extreme? (BAOS) [How Fascism Works by Jason Stanley]
  5. On the risk of fascism in the US (DD)
  6. The moral of ‘The Plague’ by Albert Camus (BAOS)
  7. Quotes: On why societies and groups trend away from democracy (DD)
  8. Why do Americans believe they are exceptional? [American Exceptionalism and American Innocence by Roberto Sirvent and Danny Haiphong]
  9. Simplicity and loyalty: The slide into authoritarianism [Twilight of Democracy: The Seductive Lure of Authoritarianism by Anne Applebaum]
  10. Democracy under bacterial attack! [Medium, re: “Power Corrupts” podcast]
  11. Why the American president is a ‘Despot’s Apprentice’ (DD)
  12. Four books on the strengths and frailties of democracy (DD)
  13. What’s ‘the paradox of voting’? And why do people bother to vote? (DD)
  14. Trump administration broke the ‘We the People’ White House petition website (DD)
  15. Sharpiegate (DD)
  16. The Room Where It Happened: A White House Memoir by John R. Bolton (GR)
  17. Brink Lindsey’s essay on small-r republicanism in National Affairs (DD)
  18. Quotes: Is capitalism just a phase of history? (DD)
  19. On capitalism and compassion (DMB)
  20. Ayn Rand and Nathaniel Branden’s philosophy in ‘The Virtue of Selfishness’ (DMB)
  21. What is neoliberalism? (DD)
  22. Understanding individualism and collectivism: Rick Perry on liberalism (DMB)
  23. How to end violent motives, according to ‘Virtuous Violence’ (DMB)
  24. Quotes: On the rise of militarism and the need for compromise (DD)
  25. Primo Levi’s insights into psychology at Auschwitz (DMB)
  26. The Godless Constitution: A Moral Defense of the Secular State by Isaac Kramnick (GR)
  27. The Soul of America: The Battle for Our Better Angels by Jon Meacham (GR)
  28. The Politics of Official Apologies by Melissa Nobles (GR)
  29. The Demoralization Of Western Culture: Social Theory And The Dilemmas Of Modern Living by Ralph Fevre (GR)
  30. Democracy Despite Itself: Why a System That Shouldn’t Work at All Works So Well by Danny Oppenheimer (GR)
  31. How Democracy Ends by David Runciman (GR)
  32. Power: Where Is It? by Donald Savoie (GR)
  33. On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century by Timothy Snyder (GR)