New Page: Books on Fascism, Authoritarianism, Violence and Bigotry

I have a new page, with books on fascism, authoritarianism, violence and bigotry, and more, with links to book reviews and author interviews and information about the authors.

The Screeching Mob, a.k.a. Kavanaugh Protesters

This entry is part 5 of 5 in the series Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh

Senators on both sides said at the SCOTUS nomination hearing that demonstrations come with democracy. But Trump & co. portray Kavanaugh protesters as an existential threat.

American Totalitarianism: Authoritarianism and Christian Dominionism

This entry is part 7 of 11 in the series Fascism in America

Both authoritarianism and Christian dominionism are powerful forces in America. Theocracies are among the severest examples of totalitarianism. Will democracy prevent a Christian States of America?

Authoritarianism: Respect for Authority — the President, Teachers, Police

This entry is part 6 of 11 in the series Fascism in America

The president's almost a god, you hand your kids' lives over to the schools, and you live in a police state. As a country, America has a serious case of authoritarianism. 

Dutch Police Training: From Authoritarianism to Deescalation Techniques

This entry is part 5 of 11 in the series Fascism in America

In World War Two, the Netherlands felt what authoritarianism does. Respect for authority declined after the war. Dutch police training adapted, and focused on social skills like deescalation techniques.

To Livid Boy Scouts Parents: Trump’s Speech at the 2017 National Jamboree

Open letter to the angry Boy Scouts' parents, concerning Trump's speech at the 2017 National Jamboree: it's too easy for your children to "degrade themselves" -- they have an unquestioning respect for authority.

Trump is the Republican Candidate: It’s a Bit Late to Face American Fascism

American fascism has led to this: Trump is the Republican candidate for the 2016 presidential election. He shows all the signs of a wannabe fascist leader. Have we passed the point of no return? 

Trump Success in the Republican Primary a Surprise? Look at History!

Only in America and only to Americans is it a surprise that Trump is doing so well in the Republican primary. Why would he not? Everything's in place for history to repeat itself

SRO Ben Fields: Fans of and Lawsuits for Excessive Force, Racial Profiling

This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series Officer Slam: Police in School

SRO Ben Fields had lawsuits filed against him, for excessive force and for racial profiling. Yet the police and the school were okay with letting him loose on kids, and so are many others.

Authoritarianism: Response to Police Misconduct? A Slap on the Wrist

Authoritarianism: when police misconduct is accepted. A cop trips up students on a soccer field for kicks; a woman is thrown to the ground, handcuffed and crammed into a police car by four officers, for jaywalking. In what other profession could anyone behave that way?