Lincoln – the first fascist
In the introduction to Liberal Fascism, Goldberg makes the point that a fascist type of governing got its start right here in the US. He proposes that the Wilson was fascist in deed if not in word. Goldberg describes the Wilsonian administration as having “the first modern propaganda ministry” and in Wilson’s America “political prisoners by the thousands were harassed, beaten, spied upon, and thrown | Read More »
Book Notes: Liberal Fascism
A day late and a dollar short on my installment. I’ve resisted the temptation to read others’ posts on Liberal Fascism to be sure that this is entirely my own opinion. I have not read Liberal Fascism before. It has been on my list for a long time but I just haven’t gotten to it. If I had known just how much I would enjoy | Read More »
Booknotes: A Message to Garcia
My contribution to the Book Notes project after re-reading “A Message to Garcia”.
Read More »
Jimmy Carter on Healthcare
In which Jimmy admires the Chinese version of Universal Healthcare and it’s handmaiden Bureaucratic Rationing.
Read More »
Dinner with Obama: A Parable
This parable has been going around by email and I’ve received it a couple of times. For those of you not in the loop, here it is. =============== Dinner With Obama Once upon a time, I was invited to the White House for a private dinner with the President. I am a respected businessman, with a factory that produces memory chips for computers and portable | Read More »
I’ve been posting under the name Thersites but couldn’t get the diary to work on that account. So, I’m starting over as diakrioi.