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Two guys who did not become autocrats, although they could have
In an odd coincidence, over the last several days I’ve encountered a couple of remarkable characters who, in the most unlikely circumstances, rejected putting crowns on their heads for something much more complicated. Oh sure, the first one, Theseus, was … Continue reading
Posted in Fascism, Politics, The Facts of Life, voting rights, War Tagged Alexander Pope, CliffsNotes, Edith Hamilton, Homer, Lenin, Mustapha Kemal Ataturk, Netflix, Republic of Turkey, The Iliad, Theseus, Trotsky, Turkey Comments Off on Two guys who did not become autocrats, although they could have
If demagogues are not “populists,” what should we call them?
No “if” about it. Demagogues work at appealing not to the “silent” majority, but to the noisy minority. I started thinking about this while reading a wise opinion piece in today’s Times, “From the ‘Silent Majority’ to the Unvaxxed Minority,” … Continue reading
Posted in COVID-19, Politics, Propaganda, The Facts of Life, Trumpism Tagged demagoguery, Ivan Krastev, populism, populist, Trotsky, Trotskyist, Trotskyite, unvaxxed minority Comments Off on If demagogues are not “populists,” what should we call them?