Two Followups: Trump is a Fascist and Reforming SCOTUS
I hope you and yours have been coping well with the summer heat that much of the Northern Hemisphere has been experiencing. My wife and I had the bad luck to have our air conditioning break for three weeks.
In the last few days I’ve seen two items relevant to previous topics on Win-Win Democracy that I’d like to share.
Trump is a Fascist
Robert Reich and his Inequality Media organization have released a 7-minute video that shows that Trump and the politicians who support him have moved beyond authoritarianism to full-throated fascism. It is intended to sway people who don’t understand what is happening, so it is blunt, concise, and uses powerful imagery.
Reich has asked people to share this widely, so here it is:
You can read Reich’s written explanation here.
For those so inclined, Inequality Media is a worthwhile organization that needs our support. They accept tax-deductible donations.
My longer article from June on the broader topic of fascist politics in America, which seems ever more relevant, is here:
Back in February, we completed our series on the Supreme Court, finishing up with some thoughts about Reining in the Imperial Supreme Court:
Renowned Constitutional scholar Laurence Tribe has just published a long review in The New York Review of Books of two recent books on the Supreme Court. I have not yet read the books, but Tribe’s review itself is exceptionally illuminating. His title might encourage you to read it: Constrain the Court—Without Crippling It.
This article is behind a paywall, but one that provides generous free access. If you create a free account with The New York Review of Books (requires giving them an email address and making up a password, but no credit card) it will let you read the article.