The “Freedom Caucus” – A Real Threat to Freedom and Democracy, Unlike The Threats They Only Imagine

Yesterday I wrote about Yale philosophy professor Jason Stanley’s insightful and timely book: How Propaganda Works.

It got me to thinking about the crisis in American politics precipitated (especially) by a caucus of the Republican congress who will do anything possible to subvert the democratic process—resorting to terrorism and blackmail to achieve, what they believe, is in their own self-interest, even if it undermines the world economy! Not surprisingly they have their own Orwellian name, “The Freedom Caucus.” America should fear these demagogues.

To understand what they want, Molly Reynold’s article, “What Is The Freedom Caucus and What Do They Want? has been recommended by the conservative scholar Norm Ornstein. Ornstein and fellow congressional scholar Thomas Mann discuss the threat to our country in this interview: “Republicans Gone Wild.”

Mann and Ornstein, two of the most respected thinkers in Washington DC, also discuss congressional problems in general in the following books:

It’s Even Worse Than It Looks: How the American Constitutional System Collided with the New Politics of Extremism

The Broken Branch: How Congress Is Failing America and How to Get It Back on Track (Institutions of American Democracy)

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