Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini have become, for many of us today, mere Hollywood villains – generic personifications of evil or (in Mussolini's case) buffoonish authoritarianism.
The United States has often been touted as a brilliant beacon of liberty, a singular champion for justice and free enterprise.
Authoritarians to the Right of Me
Before I get into the meat of this post, I want to revisit something I wrote back in January.
A civil war has begun.
The true test of civilization is, not the census, nor the size of cities, nor the crops ?" no, but the kind of man the country turns out. ?" Ralph Waldo Emerson
Why is Trump attacking the House Freedom Caucus? He has tweeted that "we must fight them."
Fleeing to Canada is no longer an option
Ecuador - Last year, President Rafael Correa said he wouldn't seek a third term after 10 years in office.
Rorty could predict Trump's (or a figure resembling him) rise to power in 1998 because Trump had been on his way for a long time by then. Conditions favorable for his rise had begun to take shape in the 70's and 80's. The article is long but wor
On several occasions I have asked in my columns the rhetorical question: What became of the left? Today I answer my question.
Introducing the 2016 September Mutual Exchange Symposium
Jordan Peterson is a clinical psychologist and tenured professor of psychology at the University of Toronto.
DAVOS MAN: "A soulless man, technocratic, nationless and cultureless, severed from reality.
Michael Crichton's techno-thriller Jurassic Park teaches us that no matter how advanced technology becomes, we will never be able to completely control nature.
Even the best things come to an end. After enjoying a quarter of a century of writing this column for Creators Syndicate, I have decided to stop. Age 86 is well past the usual retirement age, so the question is not why I am quitting, but why I kept a
Dear Donors, thank you for your support in 2016.
Now that the conventions are over and we've all been reminded of what a dangerous thing a mob is, it's time to revisit Bill Kauffman's excellent piece from The American Conservative (2012), "Who Needs A President?" This is collected in Bill
A very important word was not mentioned once throughout the long and nauseating presidential race--not once in the torrent of inane campaign commercials, not once in the hundreds of silly interviews conducted by the sophomoric media, not once in the
If voting changed anything, they'd make it illegal. – Emma Goldman
Combine identity politics with political correctness, and the New Nobility/Oligarchy can laugh their way to the bank while their pawn-serfs fight over how many politically correct angels can dance on the head of a pin.
It's easy to define and/or understand most statist policies.
Sometimes in a relationship you just need to go your separate ways. Sometimes it gets to the point where you lose the joy that brought you together and maintaining the relationship becomes a hellish ordeal.
The Globalization of Rage Why Today's Extremism Looks Familiar … Militant secessions from a civilization premised on gradual progress under liberal democratic trustees--the kind of civilization that D'Annunzio and his peers denounced as feebl
A corporatized, militarized, entrenched bureaucracy that is fully operational and staffed by unelected officials who are, in essence, running the country, this shadow government represents the hidden face of a government that has no respect for the f
The truth is that any form of authoritarian control--any type of "government," whether constitutional, democratic, socialist, fascist, or anything else--will result in a set of masters forcibly oppressing a group of slaves. That is what "auth
Perhaps the leading argument for democracy is that it substitutes "ballots for bullets": that it replaces the inconvenient and disruptive processes of violent change by peaceful changes expressing the majority will.
The former U.S. president asserts that money controls politics in the U.S. and that both parties greatly benefit from the system.
Acquaintances of my generation are puzzled by the disappearance of the American left.