Category Archives: Politics

Ming China, Precursor to European Dictatorship: Part 3, Corporatist Economic Policy

  In the first post of this series, I defined fascism as: a political system distinguished by an emphasis on patriarchal, rural values; corporatist economic policy; extreme nationalism and patriotism, often involving extreme xenophobia and/or racism; and militant authoritarianism in … Continue reading

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Ming China, Precursor to European Dictatorship: Part 1, Introduction and Defining Fascism

  Of the world’s many great civilizations throughout history, few have generated the same amount of fascination as China. Among the reasons for Sinophilia are a history spanning over four thousand years, a rich culture and literary tradition, and a … Continue reading

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Why the Illiberal Left Lost the Culture War

Over the past few years, a new strain of left-wing politics has become increasingly influential in American society, particularly among younger millennials. Though clearly a product of the left, it can hardly be considered “liberal” in the traditional sense of … Continue reading

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Is the U.S. the Solution to the Syrian Refugee Crisis?

Over the past week, the media has drawn a great deal of attention to the influx of refugees from Syria desperately traveling to European and other Middle Eastern nations in order to escape the horrors of a brutal, seemingly endless … Continue reading

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It’s the Times, Stupid!: The Source of Donald Trump’s Popularity

In the 2016 election cycle for president of the United States, few contenders have received the same degree of media attention as the current Republican frontrunner, real estate mogul and reality television star Donald Trump. From his comparison of Mexican immigrants to … Continue reading

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A Boost for Bernie from #BlackLivesMatter?

On Saturday afternoon, Vermont Senator and 2016 Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders was interrupted at a rally in Seattle by a group of black women. The women took the stage from Senator Sanders and proceeded to accuse him of not … Continue reading

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Binyamin Netanyahu: A Threat to the Jewish People

Dear Prime Minister Netanyahu: It’s no secret that you are deeply concerned, and not without merit, about Iran’s recent nuclear agreement with the P5+1. Like you, I am no fan of the Iranian regime, its human rights abuses, or the … Continue reading

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Why Hillary Clinton and the Democrats Shouldn’t Celebrate Just Yet

After years of speculation, former Secretary of State, New York Senator, and First Lady Hillary Clinton finally announced on Sunday that she will run for President of the United States. Many Americans of all political stripes expect her to easily … Continue reading

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Autistic Activist Exposes Major Autism Organization

Ladies and gentlemen, my latest expose on TACA! Autistic Activist Exposes Major Autism Organization.

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Prime Minister Miliband? : How Scotland’s “No” Vote Strengthened Labour

Message to my readers:  I have recently started writing for Newscult.com, an up-and-coming e-zine, and am no longer in a position to write original material for The Disaffected American, which will from now on serve as an aggregator of my … Continue reading

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