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American Authoritarianism, Coming 2017

A photo showing the head and shoulders of a middle-aged man with black hair and a slim moustache.

Orwell’s press card portrait, 1943

The Party seeks power entirely for its own sake. We are not interested in the good of others; we are interested solely in power, pure power. Power is not a means; it is an end … The object of persecution is persecution. The object of torture is torture. The object of power is power…
~ George Orwell Continue reading American Authoritarianism, Coming 2017

Jason Stanley’s: “Beyond Lying: Donald Trump’s Authoritarian Reality”

“It’s easier to fool people than to convince them that they’ve been fooled.” — Unknown

Beyond Lying: Donald Trump’s Authoritarian Reality,” The New York Times, Nov. 4, 2016, by Jason Stanley, Professor of philosophy at Yale, author of  How Propaganda Works offers some of the most perceptive commentary on our current, frightening political situation. Continue reading Jason Stanley’s: “Beyond Lying: Donald Trump’s Authoritarian Reality”