Even Witch Doctors Don’t Diagnose From Afar

In a recent Rolling Stone magazine feature entitled The Madness of Donald Trump, Matt Taibbi asserts that “karma is a bitch,” and evil America got what they deserved in President Trump, a man he feels is a “perfect representation of who, as a country we are and have always been: an insane monster.” Fortunately forContinue reading “Even Witch Doctors Don’t Diagnose From Afar”

Fake News and Fascists

Donald Trump may suffer from a lack of humility, but he is not a fascist. In his essay entitled, “The Paranoid Style in American Politics” (1965), Columbia University historian Richard Hofstadter explored what he believed to be the inextricable connection between conspiracy, paranoia and conservatism in American political life during the Goldwater era. According toContinue reading “Fake News and Fascists”

You Might Think Its Okay

(dedicated to Adam Schiff) In his speech commemorating the occasion of  receiving  the Templeton Prize for Progress in Religion in May of 1983,Alexander Solzhenitsyn asserted that “ atheist teachers in America were bringing up a younger generation in a spirit of hatred of their own society… a society in which  communist ideologies were glorified andContinue reading “You Might Think Its Okay”