Can It Happen Here?

“The main thing is, they’re talking about us.”Joseph Goebbels, The Goebbels Diaries

by Eric Chenoweth (The Shanker Blog, November 11, 2019) (PDF Version)

Comparing Trump’s presidency with past fascist regimes, and particularly that of Hitler’s Germany, is generally seen as partisan hyperbole. Past warnings of a Nazi-like leader taking hold in America — like Sinclair Lewis’s ironically […]

By |June 29th, 2020|Democracy, Eric Chenoweth, Russia, Uncategorized|

Russia-gate Still Matters

by Eric Chenoweth (The Shanker Blog, November 11, 2019) (PDF Version)

A majority of Americans support the
impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump. With each witness’s testimony,
they learn the extent of how Trump risked America’s national security and
betrayed his oath to the Constitution to extort Ukraine’s new leader for his
own political benefit. Speaker Nancy […]

By |November 27th, 2019|Democracy, Eric Chenoweth, Russia, Uncategorized|

Can American Democracy Survive

by Eric Chenoweth (The Shanker Blog, November 5, 2018)

“Which world is ‘natural’? That which existed before or the world of war?
Both are natural if both are within the realm of one’s experience.”
Czeslaw Milosz, The Captive Mind, 1953

It was a political eternity ago.

In 2016, several political commentators (myself included) warned about the potential consequences of […]

By |November 5th, 2018|Democracy, Eric Chenoweth, Russia|