Monthly Archives: December 2016

Major Ideas in Henry Giroux’s “Orwell, Huxley and America’s Plunge into Authoritarianism”

Orwell, Huxley and America’s Plunge into Authoritarianism,” was published in Counterpunch, June 19, 2015, by Henry Giroux, the McMaster University Chair for Scholarship in the Public Interest in the English and Cultural Studies Department and a Distinguished Visiting Professorship at Ryerson University. Continue reading Major Ideas in Henry Giroux’s “Orwell, Huxley and America’s Plunge into Authoritarianism”

The Washington Post: “…The case against Trump’s dangerous authoritarianism …”

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… I’m afraid … that fascism will come to America in the name of national security.
~ Sen. Huey Long

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Summary of Umberto Eco on Fascism & Its Connection to Trump

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I venture the challenging statement that if American democracy ceases to move forward as a living force, seeking day and night by peaceful means to better the lot of our citizens, fascism will grow in strength in our land. ~ Franklin D. Roosevelt Continue reading Summary of Umberto Eco on Fascism & Its Connection to Trump

Summary of Amanda Taub’s: “The Rise of American Authoritarianism”

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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. Continue reading Summary of Amanda Taub’s: “The Rise of American Authoritarianism”