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Beinart and Mandel Discuss Trump, Clinton, at JCC Manhattan

  On Monday evening, liberal and conservative journalists Peter Beinart and Bethany Mandel, respectively, held a talk at the Jewish Community Center in Manhattan prior to the first presidential debate between real estate executive Donald J. Trump and former Secretary … Continue reading

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My First Impressions of the 2016 Republican National Convention

  The general election season got off to a rocky start on Monday as New York businessman Donald Trump and his running mate, Indiana Governor Mike Pence, prepared to accept their nominations for president and vice president at the Republican … Continue reading

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Ming China, Precursor to European Dictatorship: Part 5, Militant Authoritarianism

  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 4, Nationalism, Patriotism, Xenophobia and Racism

  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 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 2, Patriarchal; Rural Values

  In my previous post, I first proposed the idea that China under the Ming Dynasty was the world’s first fascist state. I also defined fascism as: a political system distinguished by an emphasis on patriarchal, rural values; corporatist economic … 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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What You Can Expect with the Midterm Elections

My latest article, with the working title (My Wish for the Midterm Elections). What You Can Expect with the Midterm Elections.

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Operation Protective Edge: The Key to the Two-State Solution?

In the past few weeks, the international media has focused its attention on the Gaza Strip, which Israel has invaded in response to rocket attacks by the area’s leadership, the Islamic Resistance Movement, better known as Hamas.  While much of … Continue reading

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Obamacare: Bad, but Not Socialist

Over the past few weeks, a large contingent of the American public has been in outrage as the Affordable Care Act of 2010, or “Obamacare” as many of its opponents pejoratively call it, has started to take effect.  Their grievances … Continue reading

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