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- March 2 2016 -

THE REVENGE OF THE LOWER CLASSES AND THE RISE OF AMERICAN FASCISM

By Chris Hedges

Writer, TruthDig

College-educated elites, on behalf of corporations, carried out the savage neoliberal assault on the working poor. Now they are being made to pay. Their duplicity—embodied in politicians such as Bill and Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama—succeeded for decades. These elites, many from East Coast Ivy League schools, spoke the language of values—civility, inclusivity, a condemnation of overt racism and bigotry, a concern for the middle class—while thrusting a knife into the back of the underclass for their corporate masters. This game has ended.

- December 29, 2015 -

When fascism was american

Jacobin

The open racism and xenophobia that have characterized Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, and perhaps provided much of its appeal, has been alarming. .... [read more]