more on conservative facism
February 6, 2005 8:23 AM Subscribe
Scott McConnell is the latest conservative
to realize that our populace is proto-fascist. Scott writes for The American Conservative, and his article "Hunger for Dictatorship" lets us know about some conservatives who've already reached this conclusion. The meat of the article introduces us to his old professor Fritz Stern
, an exile from Hitler's Germany who has seen fascism up close. Scott is quick to say "we're not there yet", but notes:
And yet the very fact that the f-word can be seriously raised in an American context is evidence enough that we have moved into a new period. The invasion of Iraq has put the possibility of the end to American democracy on the table and has empowered groups on the Right that would acquiesce to and in some cases welcome the suppression of core American freedoms.
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