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The Paranoid Style in American Politics by Richard Hofstadter

Trump is determined to reduce government to chaos! http://www.dailykos.com/stories/2017/3/13/1642640/-Cartoon-Campaign-flashback The Paranoid Style in American Politics by Richard Hofstadter, Harpers, November 1964 http://harpers.org/archive/1964/11/the-paranoid-style-in-american-politics/ “The megalomaniac’s view of oneself as the Elect, wholly good, abominably persecuted, yet assured of ultimate triumph; the … Continue reading

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Without Social Democracy, Capitalism Will Eat Itself by Karin Pettersson

Without Social Democracy, Capitalism Will Eat Itself by Karin Pettersson, Feb 10, 17 https://www.socialeurope.eu/2017/02/without-social-democracy-capitalism-will-eat/ The Golden Age has now been gone longer than it lasted and the world it sprung from doesn’t exist anymore. Once a balance was struck between … Continue reading

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Bernie Sanders: “Despair is not an option”

to read the interview with Bernie Sanders published in The Guardian, March 10, 2017, click on https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/mar/10/bernie-sanders-interview-trump-democratic-party-resistance The senator talks about his fight to make the Democratic party more attractive to working-class people – and on taking his progressive populism … Continue reading

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Who Says It Can’t Happen Here? by Harvey Kaye

We have endured 40 years of creeping authoritarianism and it now appears that it may run right over democracy. We must resist and act in solidarity. Who Says It Can’t Happen Here? by Harvey Kaye to read Harvey Kaye’s article … Continue reading

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The Lie of the Civilized Western World by Sascha Pommrenke

The Lie of the Civilized Western World by Sascha Pommrenke, Oct 2015 http://la.indymedia.org/news/2017/02/294938.php “Terrorism is the war of the poor and war is the terrorism of the rich,” Peter Ustinov said and thereby contradicted the media picture “we,” the West … Continue reading

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Trump and the Consequences: Democracy at a Crossroads by Albrecht von Luecke

Trump and the Consequences: Democracy at a Crossroads by Albrecht von Luecke, December 2016 http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2017/01/434101.shtml A “descent society” came out of the former ascent society of the postwar… What appears here is another form of democracy, without the constitutional state … Continue reading

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What is Living and What is Dead in Social Democracy? by Tony Judt

Tony Judt and William Beveridge were great progressives and crusaders for the social state. In the US, the middle class benefited enormously in the postwar years from subsidized housing and subsidized education. Why is it we have such difficulty even … Continue reading

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Are the 1930s Returning? and God is Different

Are the 1930s Returning? and God is Different by Paul Mason and Norbert Giebel http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2016/12/433987.shtml Faith, Soren Kierkegaard said, is the death of the ego and the triumph of the reign of the infinite transcendent God. God is “total help … Continue reading

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Non-Profits versus Profit Maximization: For a New Social Housing Policy

Non-Profits versus Profit Maximization: For a New Social Housing Policy In the US, creating a non-profit or cooperative housing sector and long-term low interest loans are crucial remedies to gentrification and exploding rents. Unfortunately these remedies are not discussed and … Continue reading

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