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Authoritarian Nightmare: Trump and His Followers

Matt Sharpe Marx & Philosophy Review of Books
John W. Dean and Bob Altemeyer's study, writes reviewer Sharpe, offers "considerable insight concerning the question of why the MAGA base shows itself so impervious to reasoned criticism of their hero, and so determined to stand by him."

Class Struggle and the Fight for Democracy: 8 Propositions

Deepak Bhargava and Harry Hanbury The Platypus
painting of a kkk  in a sheet with a gun and the words anti-jew, negro, catholic, foreigner and laborprolt    with with a “Any analysis of race that artificially divorces it from class & racial capitalism leads us once again down a dead-end path of a little bit more for some but nothing for most of us.” - Barbara Ransby

The Man Who Finally Made a ‘Dune’ That Fans Will Love

How Denis Villeneuve broke the curse. New York Times
Villeneuve’s hugely anticipated, pandemic-delayed adaptation of Frank Herbert’s classic sci-fi novel Dune is an environmental fable, a parable of the oil economy, a critique of colonialism, a warning against putting your faith in charismatic leaders.

The Democrats as the ‘Un-Republican’ Party

Bill Fletcher, Jr. Organizing Upgrade
No longer is it appropriate to view the Democrats and Republicans as Tweedle-dee and tweedled-dumb. The Republicans are now the party for dictatorship, and it is highly unlikely that there is a way for them to walk that back.

The GOP: Worker's Party or Party of the White Republic?

Bill Fletcher, Jr. The Bias Magazine: The Voice of the Christian Left
The Republican Party is a "working class party" now, according to its nationalist wing. But a deeper look at its pro-worker rhetoric reveals a longstanding trope of the "white worker" against invader populations.
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