The Fascist Scale Revisited
Opinion

The Fascist Scale Revisited

Revisiting Theodore W. Adorno’s work on the ‘authoritarian personality’ and the ‘F Scale’ reveals that in 2020, it is actually liberals, progressives and the so called ‘Left’ that manifest 8 out of the 9 most problematic, antidemocratic and authoritarian attitudes. The theory of an authoritarian personality was introduced in the 1930s in an attempt to…

The Myth of a Golden Age of American liberalism
Opinion

The Myth of a Golden Age of American liberalism

In The Right Nation: Conservative Power in America, authors John Micklethwait and Adrian Wooldridge spend considerable time rehashing the conventional wisdom that says the United States was, from roughly 1900 to 1980, the world’s Great Progressive Hope, a woke nation led by men of liberal values. Micklethwait and Woodridge write: “Fifty years ago, America lacked…

Donald Trump’s Finest Hour
Opinion

Donald Trump’s Finest Hour

The media and ‘Inside the Tent’ journalists keep telling us that Trump’s refusal to concede defeat in the US Presidential is quite dreadful, but in fact, it shows admirable fighting qualities, given the context. Why can’t that Bad Orange Man just accept that the nice, cuddly, pro-mask wearing ‘Uncle Joe’ Biden is the next President…