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Sylvia Taschka: Trump’s America shines bright for Europe’s radical New Right

Trump has helped make the New Right’s way of looking at things much more politically and socially acceptable – in a way none of its members had likely dared to dream before the election of November 2016.

November 8, 2019 · Leave a comment

George Monbiot: Start Making Sense

By understanding the psychological buttons they’re pressing, we can stop demagogues from destroying our democracy.

October 7, 2019 · Leave a comment

Sandy Solomon: Reading Suite Française

“Remove your yellow star.
Head for Switzerland or try
for Nice. Don’t write your will
Don’t imagine what the Germans feel.”

July 31, 2019 · 1 Comment

Sandy Solomon: Sophie Scholl from diary, letters, pamphlets

21-year-old Scholl, with her older brother Hans,  was guillotined on 22 February 1943 for being part of the White Rose, a group of students  arrested for distributing anti-Nazi flyers.  — … Continue reading

February 18, 2019 · Leave a comment

John Topham: Simone Segouin, the 18 year old French Resistance fighter, 1944

Simone is pictured taking cover during the liberation of Paris in August 19, 1944. . Members of the French Resistance are photographed in the midst of battle against German troops … Continue reading

February 2, 2018 · Leave a comment

Helen Keller: Letter To Nazi Students Before They Burn Her Book (1933)

To the student body of Germany: History has taught you nothing if you think you can kill ideas. Tyrants have tried to do that often before, and the ideas have … Continue reading

July 28, 2017 · Leave a comment

Jose Padua: Memo in the form of a sonnet to the white supremacist who referred to my wife as a breeding vessel for the Hispanic invasion

Despite my name being Jose I am not Hispanic but Filipino, which means that as far as you’re concerned my white wife is not a breeding vessel for the Hispanic … Continue reading

December 24, 2014 · 1 Comment

Fascist America?

Originally posted on The Contrary Perspective:
Who Is Listening to You? By KokonutGrove As a student of American history and politics, in my lifetime I’ve witnessed a dangerous erosion of…

September 22, 2014 · Leave a comment

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