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
My Brazil election preview in Jacobin: https://jacobinmag.com/2018/09/brazil-election-bolsonaro-lula-haddad-boulos-corruption The election – and general political conjuncture – is polarized, fragmented, and corrupt. Here’s an excerpt on polarization: The election’s main polarization, then, is between the PT and Bolsonaro. To some it may look like a fight between two extremes. Bolsonaro poses as an authoritarian outsider who will wash … Continue reading Brazil’s Anti-Politics Election
So I forgot to post this, from back in early July: a piece by me on Brazil in the World Cup. It’s sort of a companion piece to some brilliant stuff on Africa Is A Country about Brazil-fandom in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean. I argue that whatever Brazil/A Seleção represents for them, in Brazil it “may … Continue reading Not Socrates’ Brazil