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The Robespierre Syndrome

How do democratic movements go too far, and thus take an abrupt, drastic turn rightwards—thereby catapulting themselves into tyranny?  What […]

A Survey of Right-wing Impresarios

In an earlier essay, “Understanding The Right Wing”, I outlined the case that in order to vote for right-wing politicians, […]

A Breakdown of Tea Party Vernacular

It would be very easy to write a Tea Party speech.  The bombastic perorations and rhetorical flourishes have tremendous appeal […]

Understanding The Right Wing

OVERVIEW: Surprisingly little scholarship has been done on the social phenomenon pejoratively dubbed “the right wing”.  This is odd if […]

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