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What I’m Reading: The Anatomy of Fascism – 40 in a series – “…in incessant public meetings spiced up by uniformed strong-arm squads…”

  “The growth of the Nazi vote from the ninth party in Germany in 1928 to the first in 1932 showed how successfully Hitler and his strategists profited from the discredit of the traditional parties by devising new electoral techniques … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading: Life and Times of Frederick Douglass – 91 in a series – “… the government would be found on the side of emancipation.”

“And now, on this day of January 1st, 1863, the formal and solemn announcement was made that thereafter the government would be found on the side of emancipation. This proclamation changed everything. It gave a new direction to the councils … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading: The Anatomy of Fascism – 39 in a series – “…turned to the Landbund, a violent peasant self-help league.”

“The Weimar Republic was triply damned in their eyes: dominated by distant Prussia, by sinful and decadent Berlin, and by “reds” who thought only of cheap food for urban workers. [It] forced many of them into debt and foreclosure, desperate … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading: The Mueller Report – 100 in a series – “…three being Ukrainian oligarchs who were senior Opposition Bloc officials.”

“Immediately upon joining the Campaign, Manafort directed Gates to prepare for his review separate memoranda addressed to Deripaska, Akhmetov, Serhiy Lyovochkin, and Boris Kolesnikov,879 the last three being Ukrainian oligarchs who were senior Opposition Bloc officials.880 The memoranda described Manafort’s … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading: Life and Times of Frederick Douglass – 90 in a series – “…yet the slave who loved us, was hated, and the slaveholder who hated us, was loved.”

“Generals, in the field, and councils in the Cabinet, had persisted in advancing this policy through defeats and disasters, even to the verge of ruin. We fought the rebellion, but not its cause. The key to the situation was the … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading: The Mueller Report – 99 in a series – “Thomas Barrack and Roger Stone both recommended Manafort to candidate Trump.”

“Thomas Barrack and Roger Stone both recommended Manafort to candidate Trump.873 In early 2016, at Manafort’s request, Barrack suggested to Trump that Manafort join the Campaign to manage the Republican Convention.874 Stone had worked with Manafort from approximately 1980 until … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading: The Anatomy of Fascism – 38 in a series – “”…the Nazi Party turned to the farmers….”

“Schleswig-Holstein was the only German state (Land) to give the Nazis an outright majority in any free election: it voted 51 percent Nazi in the parliamentary election of July 31, 1932. Hence it offers us an obvious second example of … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading: The Mueller Report – 98 in a series – “Gates suspected that Kilimnik was a “spy,””

“Gates suspected that Kilimnik was a “spy,” a view that he shared with Manafort, Hawker, and Alexander van der Zwaan,869 an attorney who had worked with DM I on a report for the Ukrainian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.870” Excerpt From … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading: Life and Times of Frederick Douglass – 89 in a series – “…precisely as white soldiers are rewarded for like services.”

“First, that colored soldiers ought to receive the same wages as those paid to white soldiers. Second, that colored soldiers ought to receive the same protection when taken prisoners, and be exchanged as readily, and on the same terms, as … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading: The Anatomy of Fascism – 37 in a series – “…too substantial for national politicians to ignore.”

“The de facto power of Fascism in rural northeastern Italy—especially Emilia-Romagna and Tuscany—had become by 1921 too substantial for national politicians to ignore. Nevertheless, it showed that Mussolini had become a vital part of the Italian antisocialist coalition on a … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading: The Mueller Report – 97 in a series – “… fired from his post because his links to Russian intelligence were too strong.”

“One former associate of Kilimnik’s at IRI told the FBI that Kilimnik was fired from his post because his links to Russian intelligence were too strong. The same individual stated that it was well known at IRI that Kilimnik had … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading: Life and Times of Frederick Douglass – 89 in a series – ““I was induced to go to Washington…”

“I was induced to go to Washington and lay the complaints of my people before President Lincoln and the secretary of war; and to urge upon them such action as should secure to the colored troops then fighting for the … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading: All The President’s Men – 60 and End in a series – “…but the president’s own Republican Party.”

  ”In the summer of 1974, it was neither the press nor the Democrats who rose up against Nixon, but the president’s own Republican Party. The president and his aides, Ervin answered, had “a lust for political power.” That lust, … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading: The Mueller Report – 96 in a series – “The FBI, however, assesses that Kilimnik has ties to Russian intelligence.”

“Manafort told the Office that he did not believe Kilimnik was working as a Russian “spy.”859 The FBI, however, assesses that Kilimnik has ties to Russian intelligence.860 Several pieces of the Office’s evidence—including witness interviews and emails obtained through court-authorized … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading: Life and Times of Frederick Douglass – 88 in a series – “…the slave power would in all probability have continued to rule…”

“This haughty and unreasonable and unreasoning attitude of the imperious South saved the slave and saved the nation. Had the South accepted our concessions and remained in the Union the slave power would in all probability have continued to rule; … Continue reading

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