Quote of the week

Now you cannot understand anything about fascist doctrine if you do not understand that their central claim was that liberalism is antidemocratic; in other words, the fascists claimed that liberal institutions cannot represent the will of the people. They further claimed that their typical institutions, particularly the party, were more effective means to represent the will of the people. So fascists were “authoritarian democrats.”

Dylan Riley
Jacobin
3 January 2007

Pakistan’s own Evita Bezuidenhout

This facinating report in the New York Times about Pakistan’s own Evita Bezuidenhout is a reminder that things are almost always more complex than we think.

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