Archive for February 4th, 2017

To Build an Autocracy, First Build an Oligarchy

February 4 | Posted by Rich Culbertson | Media Feeds

David Frum’s “How to Build an Autocracy” leaves out the first step in the recipe. In “How to Build an Autocracy” (Atlantic, 3/17), George W. Bush speechwriter David (“Axis of Evil”) Frum begins his warning about Donald Trump’s authoritarian tendencies by imagining Trump’s second inauguration in 2021: Fortunately for him, he did not need to campaign hard for reelection. His has been... Read more

Zaid Jilani on Trump’s Yemen Raid, Andrew Rosenberg on Science and Resistance

February 4 | Posted by Rich Culbertson | Media Feeds

MP3 Link Eight-year-old Nawar al-Awlaki, killed in a US raid in Yemen. This week on CounterSpin: No one should be surprised that the Trump White House declared the recent commando raid in Yemen that killed at least 23 civilians, including children, “a successful operation.” Some media accounts are describing the first raid on Trump’s watch as “botched,” but that’s not the same... Read more

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