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Friday, August 21, 2009

Why America's on the Brink of Fascism -- Part II

Part I of Sara Robinson's article was posted by link on August 7th. After it floated down to facebook, there were a few comments from friends who deemed the dangers exaggerated. In Part II, Sara has said:

"Writing about fascism for an American audience is always a fraught business. Invariably, a third of the readers will dismiss the topic (and your faithful blogger's basic sanity) out of hand. Either they've got their own definition of fascism and whatever's going on doesn't seem to fit it; or else they're firm believers in a variant of Godwin's Law, which says (with some justification) that anyone who invokes the F-word is a de facto alarmist of questionable credibility. I get letters, most of which say something to the effect of, 'Calm down. You're overreacting. We're nowhere near there yet.'"


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