To Comfort The Afflicted
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To Comfort The Afflicted And Afflict The Comfortable

Monday, May 27, 2024

Observercast

Authoritarians Are Always Gangsters

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Authoritarian governments almost always operate in a style that resembles organized crime outfits. Despite their ostentatious populism, such regimes exist to enrich thuggish rulers and enable corruption in high places. The Trump administration is a perfect example. But in order to maintain an aura of legitimacy, especially in a country with democratic norms and traditions, […]

Joe Conason
Joe Conason
Joe Conason is an American journalist, author and liberal political commentator. He writes a column for Salon.com and has written a number of books, including Big Lies, which addresses what he says are myths spread about liberals by conservatives.
Mark Krawczyk
Mark Krawczyk
March 9, 2023
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Brette Pruitt
September 5, 2022
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