Netanyahu’s more fervent supporters have been chanting, “Bibi, King of Israel” since his first election as prime minister in 1996, and it looks as though they will get to crown him and place a scepter in his hand.
Category Archives: Dictatorship
The Violence of the Occupation Comes Home To Israel
Mainstream society in the metropole of an imperial power can go on an awfully long time without ending up on the wrong end of the gun or the baton.
The Scorpion and the Whip
Israel, like every democratic nation now plagued with powerful far-right movements, has its own unique backstory that helps explain it.
Who’s the ‘Banana Republic’ Now?
“Stupidity doesn’t have an ideology,” Peruvian lawmaker Ed Malaga-Trillo said. “It doesn’t belong exclusively to the left or the right.”
Don’t Weep for Liz Cheney. Weep for America.
You still read, ad nauseam, that there is a “battle for the soul of the Republican Party” Nope. That ended before it began, in the spring of 2016.
Getting the Government We Deserve
If you slavishly follow a blatant con artist of a leader because you enjoy watching him say and do hateful things to people you don’t like, you deserve to have him come back and burn down the tattered remnants of your life.
Death Squad Politics Comes to America
If the Republican Party was anything like it was even thirty years ago, Greene would be a major embarrassment to it, and its other Congressional members would have joined with the Democrats in kicking her off all committees and expelling her from Congress, instead of giving her a standing ovation.
Losing the Struggle for Humanity
On a recent trip to Aruba, my wife and I visited a small museum dedicated to the history of slavery in the Caribbean island, a former Dutch colony. One detail I will never forget: some of the kidnapped Africans were put to work making salt by evaporating seawater. Sounds harmless, right? Wrong: as the waterContinue reading “Losing the Struggle for Humanity”
Where Did America Go Wrong? Part 4: Learning From History To Defeat MAGA
We cannot count on Trump’s departure from the scene due to his advanced age and suspected bad health to solve the problem for us.
The MAGAs and the Man
It’s the unanswerable chicken-and-egg koan of populist authoritarianism: which comes first, the Leader or the Led?