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Fascism then. Fascism now? by Paul Bigioni Toronto Star, November 27, 2005 (www.thestar.com)

Fascism then. Fascism now? by Paul Bigioni Toronto Star, November 27, 2005 (www.thestar.com)

Observing political and economic discourse in North America since the 1970s leads to an inescapable conclusion: The vast bulk of legislative activity favours the interests of large commercial enterprises. Big business is very well off, and successive Canadian and U.S. governments, of whatever political stripe, have made this their primary objective for at least the past 25 years. Digging deeper… Read more →

Camus’ rejection of tyranny is worth remembering today

Camus’ rejection of tyranny is worth remembering today

The French writer determinedly tackled the totalitarian impulse JAMES BLOODWORTH @J_Bloodworth Albert Camus is one of the great 20th-century critics of totalitarian thought. Along with writers such as Hannah Arendt and George Orwell, Camus identified the human longing for unity – and the impulse to escape the irrational absurdity of life – as one of the foundations for totalitarian political… Read more →

TWILIGHT OF SWEDISH SOCIAL DEMOCRACY

TWILIGHT OF SWEDISH SOCIAL DEMOCRACY

Sweden’s parliamentary election on 9 September 2018 resulted in the weakest performance for the Social Democrats since near-universal male suffrage was introduced in 1911. Then, the party got 28.5 per cent of the vote; this time, it managed 28.3 per cent. An entire century of electoral advance was wiped out. Even so, party headquarters greeted the outcome as a semi-victory,… Read more →

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