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The “Letter on Justice and Open Debate” Should Be Seen As An Exemplary Performance of Anti-Trumpism

The “Letter on Justice and Open Debate” that was published last week at Harper’s Magazinehas generated a firestorm of controversy. I’ve already weighed in, explaining why I would have signed: because Defending Freedom of Inquiry and Debate is Always Important, And A Proper Focus on the Danger from the Right Does Not Require Silence About Excesses onContinue reading “The “Letter on Justice and Open Debate” Should Be Seen As An Exemplary Performance of Anti-Trumpism”

Defending Freedom of Inquiry and Debate is Always Important, And A Proper Focus on the Danger from the Right Does Not Require Silence About Excesses on the Left

Freedom today is in jeopardy. In the U.S. it is threatened above all by Trumpism. By its racism and xenophobia, its hostility to press freedom and any form of public criticism, its cruel economic policies and its cruel public health non-policies, by its threats of violence and its actual violence. Fighting Trumpism and the injusticesContinue reading “Defending Freedom of Inquiry and Debate is Always Important, And A Proper Focus on the Danger from the Right Does Not Require Silence About Excesses on the Left”

Rebirth of a Nation? There is a Dangerous Method to Trump’s Racist Madness

Donald Trump is doubling down on his racism and xenophobia. This is widely acknowledged, and condemned, by most commentators. It is viewed, rightly, as both a resort to the rhetoric with which Trump is most comfortable, racist and xenophobe that he is, and as a campaign strategy. Trump’s approach may seem bound to fail. ItContinue reading “Rebirth of a Nation? There is a Dangerous Method to Trump’s Racist Madness”

Donald Trump May Have Invoked Martin Luther King, Jr., But It Was George Wallace Whose Spirit He Channeled at Mount Rushmore

On June 10 the Lincoln Project, the effort of former-Republicans to defeat Donald Trump, posted this on Twitter: “Today @realDonaldTrump became the Confederacy’s Second President.” The reason: Trump’s relentless defense of “Confederate generals who fought against the United States of America to preserve slavery and uphold white supremacy.” In the weeks that followed, Trump has only doubledContinue reading “Donald Trump May Have Invoked Martin Luther King, Jr., But It Was George Wallace Whose Spirit He Channeled at Mount Rushmore”

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