Given the discussion on this site (and elsewhere) about the relationship between Trump and fascism, you readers may be interested in this brief interview with Corey Robin in the Jewish Currents newsletter. Robin’s argument – which is interesting even if you find it unpersuasive — is that Trumpism is “almost the complete opposite of fascism.” For Robin, fascism is about the exercise of strength and will, and he sees Trump as an exceptionally weak leader. Continue reading Is Trump a Fascist, or “Almost the Complete Opposite”?
What are the broader implications of Trump’s legal strategy in the 2020 election? George Thomas offers his insight into this important question, saying, “The Republican Party is disowning the American experiment in democratic self-government.” Continue reading The Republican Party’s Dangerous Anti-Democratic Turn