totalitarianism

Now the new president has placed his spooky senior counselor Steve Bannon on the National Security Council. This is a man
Is Trump a fascist? When are we justified in using the "f" word to describe a right-wing politician or movement that we legitimately find frightening?
That’s the deeper – and disturbing -- question in the presidential debate.
Those who know the Republic well are nervous. Especially those of us who live here: in its 50 states. The baggage carousel
Timothy Garton Ash recently reflected on Isaiah Berlin and his commitment to value pluralism in the Chronicle of Higher Education
In ostensibly promoting tolerance, the essential core of liberalism, left wing extremists have taken on an ill-advised and misguided campaign to enforce an extreme version of political correctness, a form of intolerance that is ironically self-destructively anti-liberal. There is no constitutional right not to be offended.
In retail stores, employees compliment customers on how the clothes they might buy make them look. Salesmen impress upon
The answer has consequences for U.S. strategy in nuclear talks with Tehran. Read more on The Atlantic
This is not the first time that Manuel Valls has proposed changing the name of the French Socialist Party. That he has returned to the subject from the vantage point of his present position -- which is, like it or not, the head of the majority -- obviously gives his suggestion new weight.
We are at home in the new surveillance state, for we barely register all the cameras, all the targeted advertising, all the intrusions into what had previously been considered sacred private space. We are not passive objects of observation. We are active subjects of our own YouTube channels.
What is shameful is these others, hiding behind their uniforms, trappings, the military ranks they awarded to themselves. They should be embarrassed to be hiding under the dishonorable garb of their fear.
Rescuing scholars of art guarantees that their voices will be heard and their artistic contributions preserved-- to be shared with future generations.
The Romanian revolution in December 1989 was simultaneously the most violent of the transformations of 1989 and the most ambiguous. It was not a simple divide between regime and anti-regime protesters.
Catching Fire is a film about state terror. While the genesis of the movie was a series of young adult novels, I think the film series has already taken on a separate life of its own with a depth that appeals to an older adult audience.
Three converging trends put me on common ground with your average Tea Party member for the first time in my liberal-New-England-elite life: government action, technological advancement and American attitude.
There are plenty of people in East-Central Europe who would prefer the idealized American or the West European approach to the history of the last 100 years. They'd like to face forward and move on.
An unrecognized breakaway Republic sandwiched between Moldova and Ukraine, it has been called the most lawless place in Europe and is rumored to be a thriving transit zone for arms and human trafficking.
Salman Rushdie's memoir Joseph Anton rebels against the reduction of The Satanic Verses to an insult to Islam. I agree. But modern liberal democracies, freedom of thought and expression are impossible without the right to offend.
Obama had nothing to do with that at all; for much of it, he was in college, law school, or the Illinois Senate. Why turn it into something it's not?