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Trump’s Pre-Fascism and Progressive Populist Opportunities

Trump’s Pre-Fascism

The Dismal Cartography of the Pre-Fascist State
Points of Departure

Listening to Donald Trump’s inaugural speech on January 20th led me to muse about what it might mean to live in a pre-fascist state. After reflecting on key passages and conversations with friends, I came to the view that all the elements were in place, although set before us with the imprecision of a demagogue.

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The U.S. Voters' Rights Amendment: Explained

Voters' Rights

The 2016 election just cost $5 billion and produced two major candidates who were despised by a majority of the People. Given the choice between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, 45 percent of voting-age Americans did not cast a ballot, and only 46.5 percent of those who did vote choose Trump.

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Being There

Donald Trump

Perhaps he is lying all the time. Perhaps he is lying about being a liar. Perhaps he is cheating about being a cheat. Perhaps he is just posing as an impostor. Perhaps he has misled us all about his misleading. Perhaps he is a very shrewd manipulator, who has led us all into believing that he is a megalomaniac simpleton.

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Saudi Arabia's ultra-conservative footprint in Africa

Annotated remarks at Terrorism in Africa seminar, Singapore 18 January 2017

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Pavor Nocturnus during the Fortnight of Trump’s Inauguration

Trump’s Inauguration

Entering 2017 in political America has been a true centennial celebration of Surrealism, American style… at least in ideology and politics, if not in art. We may not quite have the quality-legacy of surrealism provided by Sigmund Freud, Karl Marx or Pablo Picasso to Europeans a century ago, but we are poised to receive an overdose of new political reality shortly after Donald Trump is installed as our 45th president tomorrow, January 20. Plan on it… count on it!

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