Essay & Op-Ed Archive: Fascism and the Global Right

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GOP can’t shake off the awful taint of Steve King’s racism and misogyny

“Are black and yellow people at our doors?” Fascist dictator Benito Mussolini asked this question in 1927, two years into his dictatorship — and his answer was yes. He falsely …

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Jair Bolsonaro Is Not the New Trump. He’s Worse.

Scarcely a week into Jair Bolsonaro’s tenure as president of Brazil, protections for the environment and indigenous and LGBTQ populations have been removed, and both the neoliberal economic policies closely associated in Latin America …

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When Investigators Threatened His Power, He Declared Dictatorship

He threatened the press, joked about ruling for life and bullied everyone, including the allies who helped him get into office, while enjoying a cult following among his base. When …

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Matteo Salvini - Manifestazione Piazza Duomo - 24 Febbraio 2018

In Italy’s Elections, the Fascists Did Scarily Well

Italy’s elections may have ended in a political deadlock — no one party or alliance gained the 40% necessary to have an absolute Parliamentary majority — but the projected results …

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Rep. Steve King speaking

Rep. King, Racism Can’t be Statesmanship

Iowa State Rep. Steve King deserves a big thank you from the American people. His recent tweets and statements have brought the racist beliefs of parts of the GOP and …

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Chief White House Strategist Steve Bannon and Chief of Staff Reince Priebus

Why Steve Bannon’s white nationalism should scare America

Anyone who is surprised at the appointment of right-wing guru Steve Bannon as the Donald Trump administration’s chief strategist and counselor has been living in an alternate universe, the universe …

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Putin and Berlusconi

Is Trump the new Silvio Berlusconi?

Donald Trump this week retweeted, and then defended, an Italian popular saying made famous by Fascist dictator Benito Mussolini: “It is better to live one day as a lion than …

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People at Sicily in the Mediterranean Sea

How Italy’s fascist past echoes in migrant crisis

Geography is, in part, destiny for Italy: The country will always be a bridge between Africa and Europe, as the ongoing humanitarian crisis in the Mediterranean so starkly shows. A …

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street art on a wall at a metro line in Budapest, Hungary

How Italy’s fascist past echoes in migrant crisis

Geography is, in part, destiny for Italy: The country will always be a bridge between Africa and Europe, as the ongoing humanitarian crisis in the Mediterranean so starkly shows. A …

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