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It's the World's Ripest Banana Republic. (Welcome Home.)

Peter Mandel | Posted 08.09.2016 | Politics
Peter Mandel

It's a Banana Republic like no other. Fly into its capital from abroad and you'll catch a whiff of over-ripeness, even decay. The baggage carousel cl...

Tales of Hunger: Food in Italy Between the Two World Wars

Fabio Parasecoli | Posted 01.03.2017 | Taste
Fabio Parasecoli

My great-grandfather at the Trionfale market in Rome, circa 1933 Growing up in Italy in the 1960s, World War II was quite remote to me. Although I wa...

First They Came: Redux

Warren Holstein | Posted 11.24.2016 | Politics
Warren Holstein

According to Wikipedia: "First they came ... is a famous statement and provocative poem written by Pastor Martin Niemöller (1892-1984) about the cow...

Quiet Desperation and American Fascism

Robert Kuttner | Posted 11.22.2016 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

A lot of the people who stay home would vote for Democrats if they bothered to vote at all. This problem goes far deeper than better techniques for getting out the vote. It reflects a massive decay of civil society, a deep disinterest and contempt for government and politics, one that often seems richly earned. This is also the soil in which fascism grows. As political scientists have demonstrated for more than a century, it is "mass society," in which people are disconnected from the "little platoons" beloved of Edmund Burke and the local associations celebrated by Toqueville, where a strongman can suddenly seem the solution to people's inchoate frustrations with their own lives and the irrelevance of politics.

Introducing Louie Gohmert's Head-Turning Theory On Gay Marriage, Nazis And Jews

The Huffington Post | Natasha Bach | Posted 05.09.2014 | Politics

Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) said on the House floor Friday that liberals who call anti-gay-marriage Christians "haters" are subjecting them to persec...

PHOTOS: Haiku Reviews: 'Nuns Behaving Badly', Snow In LA, Agitated Suits | NYC, LA, San Francisco

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

HuffPost Arts' Haiku Reviews is a weekly feature where invited critics review exhibitions and performances in short form. Some will be in the traditio...

Why Fascist Countries Are Historically Better at Soccer

Lapham's Quarterly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Lapham's Quarterly

Say what you want about the tenets of National Socialism, Justicialism, and the National Reorganization Process -- at least they win championships.

America Must Boycott Arizona

Mario Solis-Marich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mario Solis-Marich

Arizona local police have a statewide mandate to pull people over based on the color of their skin or their facial features. It appears as if the Arizona State House has actually hit a real police state milestone.

Austria's Far Right On The March Again

Daily Mail | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

In Austria's recent general election, nearly 30 per cent of voters backed extremist right-wing parties. Live visits the birthplace of Hitler to invest...