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Updated: 2017-03-23T15:01:57-04:00


Donald Trump and Donald Trump Jr.: Like Father Like Son


By Brigitte L. Nacos On Wednesday, soon after the terrorist attack in London and in the midst of emergency responses to tend to the victims, Donald Trump Jr., the President’s son and name-sake, used his Twitter account to lay into...

America at a Crossroads: Democracy or Authoritarianism?


By Brigitte L. Nacos The true character of authoritarian rulers reveals itself well before they come to power. Even those who compete in the legitimate electoral process whip up the masses by the most ugly demagoguery and explosive attacks on...

The First 10 Days: Who Pulls Strings in the Trump White House?


By Brigitte L. Nacos The first ten days of the Trump presidency gave enough reasons for alarm. Not merely because of President DJT’s continued bias in favor of alternative facts. Clueless in matters of democratic governance and the truism that...

George Orwell’s 1984 and the Trump White House: Newspeak and Doublethink


By Brigitte L. Nacos In George Orwell’s 1984 the all-present slogans of Oceana’s Ministry of Truth are WAR IS PEACE FREEDOM IS SLAVERY IGNORANCE IS STRENGTH. In secret, the novel’s protagonist in Big Brother’s hellish dictatorship dissents such Newspeak and...

Trump’s Populist Inauguration Address: Road Map to Illiberal Democracy?


By Brigitte L. Nacos Donald Trump’s inauguration address was through and through an extreme populist declaration that attacked the corrupt political elite (sitting right in front of the just sworn in 45th U.S. president) and glorified "the people." His harsh...