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.

Government Violence, Militias and Intimidation in American History

This entry is part 8 of 11 in the series Fascism in America

Trump's calls for aggression seen in America's long history of government violence, government-sanctioned violence and intimidation by militias, KKK and other hate groups

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 Strategies

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.

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.

What’s the Purpose of American Public Schools, Education or Discipline?

This entry is part 2 of 3 in the series Officer Slam: Police in School

How is it acceptable to have Officer Slam in American public schools? And why is discipline seen as the be-all, end-all in American public education?

Better Firearms Training, Less Lethal Force, Fewer Lethal Police Shootings

This entry is part 4 of 4 in the series Police Shooting Black Men and Boys

During police firearms training, why not teach officers to aim for the shoulder or leg? There would be decidedly fewer lethal police shootings if cops didn't have the license to use lethal force every time they felt threatened.