Rereading J.G. Ballard’s final novel about consumers who turn to absentminded fascism when shopping loses its appeal.
Why did fascism fail in 1930s Britain? And what lessons can we learn to make sure that it fails in the 21st century?
Mussolini’s The Doctrine of Fascism and its relevance today.
The third in a series discussing radical books on the left or right.
Trump is not a fascist, but he has tapped into a movement on the Right that is growing and confident.
Gabriel Conroy looks at risks of choosing “sticky’ words.
First, it was Brendan Eich, a heroic American whose only alleged transgression was lending financial support to a political movement explicitly predicated on the idea that gays were a threat to the safety and well-being of children. Second, it was Condoleeza Rice, a heroic American whose only alleged transgression was serving in a ruinous presidential…
It’s not hard.
Henry Farrell summarizes neoliberalism as defined by Colin Crouch in The Strange Non-death of Neo-liberalism: Crouch depicts classical liberalism and social democracy as mirror images of each other. Both are intensely suspicious of the intermediate zone where politics and markets influence each other, classical liberals because they fear that politics will distort markets, social democrats…
Andrew Sullivan posts this video: Violence Warning. Sullivan is creating a series (more here, here, and here). Second warning–the last link in that series is particularly horrific. I’ll simply link to them but not post any of them. The comment Andrew makes concerning these videos is: This is Fascism. Fascism incarnate, live and in the…