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To some Republican members of Congress

I’m not naming you; I don’t know who you are. But I’m pretty sure you’re out there. As I watch your political party shatter into hundreds of pieces, I assume you, right in the middle of it, must be going … Continue reading

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Poland’s Supreme Court…and ours

Don’t know if you’ve picked up on the news from Poland. In brief, Poland’s latest autocrat-in-chief “purged” Poland’s highest court, yanking judges whose views he found objectionable. But something funny has happened on the way to the “purge:” the Polish … Continue reading

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“Escape From Freedom.” Starter excerpts

As I re-read Erich Fromm’s 1941 book, I see quotes that confirm my strong memories from 1965, when I first read it. When written, it was an analysis of why totalitarianism, primarily in the form of German and Italian fascism, … Continue reading

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