Understanding Left and Right’s differing relationship to politics would help clarify Glaser’s conundrums. She repeatedly sets up oppositions she claims to be irresolvable – they’re not.
When in my late teens/early 20s (very much Peak End-of-History), I desired that the name socialism be affixed to my political ideas or those that I agreed with. You know the gist: “this is what socialists should do”, or “this is what communists think”, and so on. That the stamp of political identity be inked … Continue reading Socialism as the name of its opposite
The use of “fascist” as an insult has a long history around the world which, in many cases, has led to a banalization of the term. But it is important to understand what is essential in fascism, not just for scientific reasons, so as not to become confused, but above all for condition an adequate … Continue reading Is Bolsonaro a “fascist”?
O uso de “fascista” como xingamento tem uma longa história no mundo inteiro, muitas vezes levando a uma banalização do termo. Mas é importante entender o que tem de essencial no fascismo, não só por razões científicas, para não nos confundirmos, mas sobretudo para condicionar uma resposta adequada à ameaça neofascista. Já vimos o Berlusconi … Continue reading O coiso é fascista?
The question now is, how did we get to the stage where this proposition leads the polls [What follows is my translation of a column by Celso Rocha de Barros, published today, 17 September, in Folha de S. Paulo. As the author commented on Twitter, “someone needed to say out lout what everyone already knows” … Continue reading Bolsonaro camp wants a coup