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|

A Mouse Gives Birth to a Mountain: What the Mueller Report Tells Us About the Russian Intervention

by Eric Chenoweth (The Shanker Blog, May 23, 2019)

In the manner of Russian propaganda, where everything is true if it supports the leader, Donald Trump has asserted simultaneously that the report of Special Counsel Robert Mueller completely exonerated him (“No collusion, no obstruction, game over”) and that the Special Counsel’s investigation was completely illegitimate (a […]

By |May 24th, 2019|Democracy, Eric Chenoweth, Russia|