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Hysteria about Fascism and Coups Hurts the Left

Since 1/20/2017 huge numbers of people, liberals and on the Left alike, have been adamant, and often apoplectic, that Trump was guiding the U.S. toward fascism, that he was the new American Hitler, and that his followers were Nazis.  More … Continue reading

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Is Trump a Fascist? Will there be a Coup?

Does it matter what we call Trump? Does the Left need to to chill out? Some years ago, Randy Newman sang “the end of an empire . . . is messy at best,” and American society is now in a … Continue reading

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Green and Red–the Scrappy Podcast for Scrappy Lefties

Green and Red on YouTube Green and Red Podcast Green and Red Podcast isn’t hooked in to the hip Brooklyn political scene. Green and Red Podcast doesn’t score cheap points by insulting Noam Chomsky and others who have been involved … Continue reading

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Green and Red Podcast…..for Scrappy Politics, Scrappy History, Scrappy People

Since beginning our podcast in February, Scott Parkin and I have produced and hosted 36 episodes, and we’re really proud of what we’ve done.  We’ve had on scholars and organizers/activists, people who’ve been involved in movements for peace and justice … Continue reading

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Cracks in the Empire

The Military Says “Stand Down” to Trump “I helped make Mexico, especially Tampico, safe for American oil interests in 1914. I helped make Haiti and Cuba a decent place for the National City Bank boys to collect revenues in. I … Continue reading

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Dien Bien Phu and the First Indochina War [Part 2]

To commemorate the Viet Minh victory over France in the First Indochina War I published part 1 of this history a few weeks ago.  Here is part 2, covering the period from the outset of that war up to Dien … Continue reading

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Dien Bien Phu and the First Indochina War [Part 1]

The French, Vietnamese Nationalism and Communism, and American Imperialism (Part 1 of 2, from French colonization to putative independence and war against France.  The story below is largely derived from my books Vietnam and the Transformation of American Life, and … Continue reading

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Death Cults, Wildcats, and Liberal Civility

For about a week now, media and liberal hysterics have been riveted to scenes of protestors in many states having outdoor demonstrations to demand that “the economy” reopen.  They’re white people, many of whom are hoisting Confederate flags and Trump … Continue reading

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Older and Wiser, and Vote-Shaming

Donald Trump had barely been inaugurated when the warnings started, in political discussions, memes, social media postings, everywhere.  In the next election, non-Trump supporters were obliged, with no discussion or demurral allowed, to vote for whomever the Democratic running for … Continue reading

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Blame China, not Capitalism?

In maybe 30 minutes this morning I’ve seen about a half-dozen stories attacking China and blaming it for COVID-19, in The Guardian, WaPo, Foreign Policy and other publications. That’s not a coincidence….the media has joined in Trump’s crusade to deflect … Continue reading

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