Revisiting the “F” word, and why it is of paramount importance today

We’ve been on the path to fascism since the enactment of the Patriot Act in 2001 & the creation of the Department of Homeland Security.

The Secular Jurist

By Robert A. Vella

“The Founding Fathers tried to protect us from the threat they knew, the tyranny that overcame ancient democracy. Today, our political order faces new threats, not unlike the totalitarianism of the twentieth century. We are no wiser than the Europeans who saw democracy yield to fascism, Nazism, or communism. Our one advantage is that we might learn from their experience.”Timothy Snyder, ON TYRANNY

Timothy Snyder is Housum Professor of History at Yale University and a permanent fellow at the Institute for Human Sciences. He received his doctorate from the University of Oxford in 1997, where he was a British Marshall Scholar. He has held fellowships in Paris, Vienna, and Warsaw, and an Academy Scholarship at Harvard.

Last night, an MSNBC news host finally stated the obvious about President Trump (see:  Mehdi Hasan: It’s time we use the F-word: fascism).  The acknowledgement was long…

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