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    The Medium-Size Lies and The Big Mac Truth

    The following excerpt is from a long article by Anne Applebaum in The Atlantic discussing the sharp global rise of populism and authoritarianism, and as such mentions the concept of the Medium-Size Lie (or Lies) - in contrast to the concept of the Big Lie made famous by Hitler and Goebbels...
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    The Rise of Global Authoritarian Populism

    The following excerpt is the conclusion of an interview in The Atlantic, by David Frum with Yascha Mounk on the contours of the sad state of modern democratic republics, under attack by the rise of authoritarian Populism. The interview opens by discussing the rising trend of authoritarian...
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    Trump's Faux Populism

    The following excerpts are from a great article, centered around the current tax reform effort, by MSNBC's Steve Benen. (Yes, I know that parent GE is a Deep State defense contractor and more.) The Senate and House tax reform packages, only waiting for reconciliation and final passage now, will...
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    Just Saying Who's Trumping der Fuhrer?

    In the decades after WWII it was common to speculate on just how such a proudly civilized country such as Germany, back then even an historically relative paradise for Europe's Jews, could turn so suddenly into such a dark venture. It turns out that it was rather easy, and we are witnessing a...