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The Machiavellians: James Burnham’s Fascist Italian Defenders of Freedom
History
The Machiavellians: James Burnham’s Fascist Italian Defenders of Freedom
January 25, 2023

In our attempts at understanding such people who view themselves as the natural ‘ruling elite’, it is important that we never take a literal approach in our attempts to understand their desires and thus their motives.

How Do You Mourn the Death of an Israeli Democracy That Never Was?
January 8, 2023

If we are to believe that Israel’s exclusivist and racially based “democracy” is a democracy at all, then we are justified to also believe that Israel’s new government is neither less nor more democratic than the previous governments.

How Do You Mourn the Death of an Israeli Democracy That Never Was?
Editor's Сhoice
America’s ‘Unfree’ Allies
INFOGRAPHICS
America’s ‘Unfree’ Allies
December 23, 2022

Under President Biden, the United States has renewed its efforts to promote the values of freedom and democracy around the world. However, when it comes to strategic matters, America is fine with some of its allies being “not free”. This is true for both major non-NATO allies and NATO member states, as Turkey’s example shows.

American Democracy: Buying and Selling Elections
November 25, 2022

This was the most important election in American history, as was the previous one, the one before that, and all previous exercises of marketing that pose as democratic rule in our great example of how to fool most of the people most of the time.

American Democracy: Buying and Selling Elections
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The Plank in Frank Fukuyama’s Eye
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The Plank in Frank Fukuyama’s Eye
October 22, 2022

Francis Fukuyama is still pointing out all the ways illiberal regimes fail to keep their promises. But look around you.

Democracy, NATO’s Trojan Horse
October 16, 2022

American-style democracy is all about war and conquest, no matter what serial war criminal happens to be at the helm.

Democracy, NATO’s Trojan Horse
World
As Democracy Dies in the EU, Von der Leyen Reveals Its Sins
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As Democracy Dies in the EU, Von der Leyen Reveals Its Sins
September 25, 2022

It’s no secret at this point that the EU is an anti-democratic organization. The leadership isn’t elected, but selected from a pre-determined pool of candidates from within the Party structure. Everyone with the power to make a decision was placed there not by popular vote but by backroom collusion.

Chris Hedges: Let’s Stop Pretending America Is a Functioning Democracy
September 6, 2022

A functioning democracy could easily dispatch Donald Trump and his doppelgängers. A failed democracy and bankrupt liberalism assures their ascendancy.

Chris Hedges: Let’s Stop Pretending America Is a Functioning Democracy
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