You Won’t Learn Much about Fascism in this Book on “Fascism”

How Fascism Works: The Politics of Us and Themby Jason StanleyRandom House, 2018xix + 218 pages Jason Stanley, a noted philosopher of language who teaches at Yale, wishes to render to the public a great service. He will tell us how fascism works, and, as the present tense in his title suggests, the topic is of more than historical interest. Fascism threatens us today. By “fascism,” he means “ultranationalism of some variety (ethnic, religious, cultural), with the nation represented in the person of an authoritarian leader who speaks on its…

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Corporate-State Convergence in the State-of-Emergency Lurch toward Totalitarianism

The most pressing matter facing libertarians today is the prospect of the Left completing the institution of a totalitarian state. There is no other way to read the multiprong approach and the political maneuverings that political operatives are taking to rule under “Biden.” I put “Biden” in quotation marks here because the current president of the United States is not a singular person named Joe Biden. It is a central executive committee consisting of party rulers and advisers, plus corporate-state apparatuses. Make no mistake, the power grab that the Left…

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The Plutocrats of Wall Street and Silicon Valley Are Scamming America

Free market advocates long ago figured out that the monied classes of bankers and Wall Street operatives were exploiting the “little people” to prop up the fortunes of what is now the billionaire class. The scam is alive and well today.  Original Article: “The Plutocrats of Wall Street and Silicon Valley Are Scamming America” This Audio Mises Wire is generously sponsored by Christopher Condon. Narrated by Michael Stack.   Source link

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Medical experts share travel options for vaccinated people

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention cleared vaccinated Americans to travel again, but some immunized travelers remain on the fence about making summer plans.   Is it finally safe to fly? What about visiting unvaccinated relatives or traveling with young children?   CNBC Global Traveler asked medical professionals — all of whom are involved in treating or researching Covid-19 — to share their travel plans this summer. Here are their responses, in their words. Summer travel is ‘unlikely’ “It’s unlikely I’ll be traveling this summer … I’m concerned…

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Polarization in Washington Is Forcing Politicians to Decentralize

Can political polarization be used for good? The average political commentator often argues that unity is the highest virtue for any polity. Polarization is constantly lamented and is perceived as a sign of a deteriorating political environment. In fairness, a polarized political climate is not exactly hospitable toward productive political discourse. Against the backdrop of a divided culture, politics tends to to devolve into performance art and cheap renditions of political theater. At the same time, polarization is not the end of the world. As a matter of fact, polarization in…

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Scott Horton on Osama Bin Laden’s Strategy to Take Down the US

Scott Horton Scott Horton is managing director of The Libertarian Institute, editorial director for Antiwar.com, and host of the “Scott Horton Show.” He also hosts a terrestrial radio show, “Antiwar Radio,” on the Pacifica station 90.7 FM KPFK in Los Angeles.  He has conducted more than 5,000 interviews of famous libertarian and non-interventionist voices since 2003. He is also the author of Fool’s Errand: Time to End the War in Afghanistan (2017) and The Great Ron Paul.: Interviews 2004-2019. Scott lives in Austin, Texas with his wife, investigative reporter Larisa Alexandrovna Horton. Source link

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Texas Ended Lockdowns and Mask Mandates. Now Locked-Down States Are Where Covid Is Growing Most

Early last month, Texas governor Greg Abbott announced he would end the state’s mask mandate and allow most businesses to function at 100% capacity. The response from the corporate media and the Left was predictable. California governor Gavin Newsom declared the move “absolutely reckless.” Beto O’Rourke called the GOP a “cult of death.” Joe Biden called the move “neanderthal thinking.” Keith Olbermann insisted “Texas has decided to join the side of the virus” and suggested Texas shouldn’t be allowed to take the covid vaccine. Vanity Fair ran an article with…

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