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Mad About the '60s... Fearful Fail-Safes, Then and Now

William Bradley | Posted 10.27.2014 | Entertainment
William Bradley

The popular sense of the early 1960s is that it was mostly a time of light and celebration which came to an abrupt end with the November 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy. But the reality, as most Mad Men viewers know, is much more complex.

Big White Face

Jasmina Tesanovic | Posted 12.09.2014 | Arts
Jasmina Tesanovic

Song performed with Arduino http://panelpicker.sxsw.com/vote/38176 Big White Face from Jasmina Tesanovic on Vimeo....

Only Fascist and Communist Dictatorships Alter History to Promote 'Patriotism.' Conservative Attacks on Curriculum Are Dangerous

H. A. Goodman | Posted 12.03.2014 | Politics
H. A. Goodman

Young Americans can decide for themselves, based on every aspect of U.S. history, whether or not to protest, or vote Tea Party, or carry a gun or become a fur-hating vegan. They need all of our history in an honest manner, not just the "patriotic" version.

Why Does NATO Still Exist?

Eric Zuesse | Posted 08.16.2014 | Politics
Eric Zuesse

NATO was formed in 1949 because of the threat from the communist bloc, especially the Soviet Union. All of that is ended now. Why, then, has NATO not ...

The Forgotten Fight Against Fascism

The Zinn Education Project | Posted 08.11.2014 | Education
The Zinn Education Project

Today's texts acknowledge "blemishes" like the internment of Japanese Americans, but the texts either ignore or gloss over the fact that for almost a decade, during the earliest fascist invasions of Asia, Africa, and Europe, the Western democracies encouraged rather than fought Hitler and Mussolini, and sometimes gave them material aid.

The Recurring Myth About Nietzsche and Fascism

Brian Leiter | Posted 08.06.2014 | College
Brian Leiter

Freedom of inquiry and thought must surely encompass the right of students to discuss and think about ideas, including illiberal ideas. The idea that a "Nietzsche Club," in particular, is not appropriate for a serious university (one with several Nietzsche scholars on its faculty, ironically enough) is astonishing.

No, France Is Not Becoming Fascist

Scott Gunther | Posted 07.27.2014 | Politics
Scott Gunther

On Sunday, May 25, the National Front, surprised the world by coming in first place in European parliament elections with 25 percent of the vote. Despite what you might read in the underbelly of the Internet, it is not a sign that France is turning "fascist" for several reasons.

The Road to Euro-Fascism

Robert Kuttner | Posted 07.18.2014 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

The European economic crisis with its high unemployment only stimulates more migration, which puts pressure on local labor markets and pushes the local working class further into the arms of the nationalist far-right.

Russia's Lurch Toward Fascism

Stephen Blank | Posted 06.18.2014 | Politics
Stephen Blank

Putin's Russia again resembles its fascist predecessors. By starting this war, Putin has ensured that the fate of those regimes will be his and Russia's, too.

Slouching Towards Bethlehem: Putin, Religion and the Second Coming of Fascism

Clay Farris Naff | Posted 06.05.2014 | Politics
Clay Farris Naff

It is tempting. But let's dodge a violation of Godwin's Law and instead look at what really matters: the alarming resurgence of religious fascism around the globe.

Brown Is the New Black in Russia

John Feffer | Posted 05.27.2014 | World
John Feffer

The new spring season is just around the corner, and it looks as though the new "in" color is brown. That's brown as in "brown shirts." Perhaps you thought that fascism went out of fashion in the 20th century. But there's nothing like a lingering economic crisis to bring out the vintage ideologies.

The Commission in Romania

John Feffer | Posted 05.12.2014 | World
John Feffer

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.

The Making of Fascism in India

Pranay Gupte | Posted 05.06.2014 | Media
Pranay Gupte

Siddharth Varadarajan is a friend and journalistic colleague. He's been a longtime commentator on current affairs, and until not so long ago he was ed...

Look for This Gesture at the 2014 Olympics

Nathaniel Zelinsky | Posted 03.03.2014 | Sports
Nathaniel Zelinsky

With New Year's 2014, world attention turns to the coming winter Olympics in Sochi. Egypt recently banned its athletes from displaying the Rabaa, a four-fingered hand gesture favored by supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood.

The Promise of Sarajevo

Bernard-Henri Lévy | Posted 02.04.2014 | World
Bernard-Henri Lévy

Odd, the importance of Sarajevo in my life. I find myself here once again, this time to receive, from the mayor, Ivo Komsic, the city council's gift of honorary citizenship.

Fascist-Ruled Countries Score The Lowest On Gallup's Happiness Indicator

Eric Zuesse | Posted 02.01.2014 | Politics
Eric Zuesse

Gallup headlined on December 2nd, "'Suffering' in Bulgaria and Armenia Highest Worldwide," and reported Gallup's well-being scores of 1,000 respondent...

The Fascism of Ignorance... One More Greek Story

Maria Paravantes | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Maria Paravantes

It is indeed true that the sophistication of a nation is evident in the way its citizens treat living creatures. In this, I dare say, that my homeland and a large number of my fellow compatriots have failed, giving this once great nation a terrible but true reputation for both ignorance and cruelty.

'American Fascism': Accurate or Misleading?

William Astore | Posted 11.15.2013 | Politics
William Astore

Certainly, since the attacks of 9/11 the U.S. has become more authoritarian, more militarized, and less free. But to describe this as "fascism" is misleading.

The Fascinating Tale of Fascist Italy's All-Gay Island Paradise

Mark Adnum | Posted 10.16.2013 | Gay Voices
Mark Adnum

In 1938 a Sicilian mayor did the local homosexuals an inadvertent favor, and all in the name of currying favor with Mussolini. Anxious to appear as fascist as possible, the mayor of Catania rounded up 45 guys and shipped them to the lovely island of San Domino in the Adriatic Sea.

Texas Theocracy: Today They Destroyed the Republican Party

Vivian Norris | Posted 09.17.2013 | Politics
Vivian Norris

God was nowhere near the signing of that bill into law today in Texas -- nor was the Constitution of the United States of America.

Sin Does Not Exist: Part 1

George Elerick | Posted 09.15.2013 | Religion
George Elerick

What are the sociological implications behind the notion of "sin," religious or otherwise? The claims that humans are intrinsically evil are highly problematic not solely do to the fact that the claim resides on a false-dichotomy. It only sees one-side of the story.

Europe's Ghosts Are Here to Stay

Carlos Carnicero Urabayen | Posted 07.21.2013 | World
Carlos Carnicero Urabayen

As the lack of trust and discontent continue growing, the citizens are turning their back on the traditional pro-European political parties and supporting others who are against the EU.

Fascism and Soccer

Alan Black | Posted 06.05.2013 | Sports
Alan Black

It is disingenuous of Paolo Di Canio to complain about his treatment in the press when he is the one who brought his fascist symbols to the sport. Tell him that fascism has much to answer for.

Neo-Fascists Gather To Celebrate Mussolini

Huffington Post Italy | Marco Pasqua | Posted 10.29.2012 | World

They come from all over the country. Their heads shaved, yearning for the 1920s, comrades in black shirts with their bodies marked by the symbols of h...

Glenn Beck Surprises at Dallas Cowboys Stadium Event 'Restoring Love' (PHOTOS)

Zack Exley | Posted 10.02.2012 | Politics
Zack Exley

Last Saturday night, I experienced a very different kind of history class. It was held in Dallas Cowboys Stadium, I had 65,000 classmates, and the teacher was Glenn Beck.