Tuesday, March 13, 2007

American Fascism(?)

I'm uneasy with comparing movements or people to fascism. One of my hobbies is invoking Godwin's Law in internet debates. The use of the word fascism in today's society is still remarkably similar to how Orwell characterized it 60 years ago:
"The word Fascism has now no meaning except in so far as it signifies 'something not desirable.'"
All of this made me uncertain about Chris Hedge's new book, American Fascism. That said, despite my misgivings about the title, I'm really interested in this book after watching a few interviews with Hedges on YouTube. I'm too tired to embed the video, just click the link.

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