Tag: fascism

On Quebec and its “Vaccine Passport”

Maximilian C. Forte , August 5th, 2021


Since the Government of Quebec under Premier François Legault decided to jump the gun today and announced the coming of “vaccine” certification on September 1st, possibly in response…


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Why “is this fascism?” is the wrong question: a foray into the everyday life of political concepts

Guest Contributor , March 11th, 2021


Street art, Oaxaca City, Mexico. 2007. Photo: Ryan Anderson. By Louis Philippe Römer Activists, politicians, and public intellectuals have turned to the word “fascism” to analyze the intensified…


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The Montanelli Case: Sexuality, Race, and Colonial Forgetting in BLM Italy.

Diego Maria Malara , October 26th, 2020


Indro Montanelli (1909-2001), the most famous journalist in Italian history, is an intellectual figure whose memory commands respect across Italy’s political spectrum. But, following the global protes…


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On Duty for the CIA: German Nazis and Italian Fascists

Maximilian C. Forte , March 29th, 2019


Apart from employing German Nazi scientists, and adopting the methods, principles, and science of the Nazis in developing modern warfare, for what other purposes were Nazis sought after…


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Luisa Steur: A Women’s Wall against the fascist menace in Kerala? Some less-comfortable observations

Focaal Web Editor , January 20th, 2019


On New Year’s Day, the world was treated to the spectacle of a 640-kilometer-long “Women’s Wall” in Kerala (South India). This human chain of more than five million…


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Agnieszka Pasieka: Who is afraid of fascists? The Polish independence march and the rise of the (far?) right

Focaal Web Editor , December 12th, 2018


“Polish leaders marched with the far right” was perhaps the most common description of the massive demonstration that took place in Warsaw on National Independence Day, 11 November….


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Flávio Eiró: On Bolsonaro: Brazilian democracy at risk

Focaal Web Editor , November 8th, 2018


Picture a street handcraft market in a touristic village called Porto de Galinhas in Pernambuco, Northeast Region of Brazil. A few days before the second round of the…


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Eduardo Viveiros de Castro: “I would like the Museu Nacional to remain as a ruin, a memory of the dead things.”

The Familiar Strange , September 12th, 2018


This week, a translation of an interview between anthropologist Eduardo Viveiros de Castro of the Museu Nacional in Brazil, and journalist Alexandra Prado Coelho. “My wish, with the…


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Maddalena Gretel Cammelli and Jonathan Friedman: PC Worlds: Political Correctness and Rising Elites at the End of Hegemony

Focaal Web Editor , May 17th, 2018


Maddalena Gretel Cammelli interviews Jonathan Friedman on his new book, PC Worlds. A version of this interview has also been published in Italian on Il Lavoro Culturale. MGC:…


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Great anthropologists who fought fascism

Rex , August 17th, 2017


Some of you who — unlike me — have not had family members murdered by nazis or had every synagogue in their home town firebombed in the same…


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Carlos de la Torre: Trump: Fascist or populist?

Focaal Web Editor , February 1st, 2017


Douglas Kellner in American Nightmare writes, “certainly [Donald] Trump is not Hitler and his followers are not technically fascists, although I believe that we can use the term…


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Donald Trump vs. Cultural Imperialism

Maximilian C. Forte , January 23rd, 2017


“We will seek friendship and goodwill with the nations of the world — but we do so with the understanding that it is the right of all nations…


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Trump and Anthropology

Maximilian C. Forte , November 18th, 2016


“We are the new Indians…there are people today who want to discover us again, who want to conquer, enslave, and colonize us, and who want to use us…


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Immigration and Capital

Maximilian Forte , August 4th, 2016


Immigration, rightly or wrongly, has been marched to the frontline of current political struggles in Europe and North America. Whether exaggerated or accurate, the role of immigration is…


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The Wall: A Monument to the Nation-State

Maximilian Forte , April 17th, 2016


Reaction against globalization often takes a visceral nationalist turn in many parts of the globe, no less in the US where the impacts of globalization are increasingly registered…


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El abismo de las pasiones tristes

Gastón Gordillo , April 7th, 2014


Ezequiel Adamovsky lanzó el otro día en Facebook una pregunta políticamente urgente: ¿Cómo explicar que no está bien linchar a un ser humano? En este texto canalizo una posible…


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Nazi Architecture as Affective Weapon

Gastón Gordillo , February 3rd, 2014


I wrote this essay as a guest writer for one of my favourite blogs, The Funambulist by Léopold Lambert. Thanks to Léopold for the invitation to contribute to his series…


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Nazi Architecture as Affective Weapon

Gastón Gordillo , February 3rd, 2014


I wrote this essay as a guest writer for one of my favourite blogs, The Funambulist by Léopold Lambert. Thanks to Léopold for the invitation to contribute to his series…


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