Secrecy, Democracy, and Fascism: Lessons from History

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A nation that went to war thinking that it would be quick and easy, but then getting bogged down, becoming polarized, falling into financial difficulties, losing confidence in their government, looking desperately for strong leadership, and falling for conspiracy theories and false accusations about those within and without who oppose the romantic call for cultural purity and supposed morality...?
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Words: 9,750
Language: English
ISBN: 9781452349558
About Julie R Butler

I am child of Colorful Colorado and a citizen of the world.

I am always searching for truths that we can all live by, which celebrate diversity, respect individuality, and promote real democracy.

I love to play with language, images, and ideas.

I believe that knowledge does set us free, and that the manipulation of knowledge and fear is a large part of what has held humanity back from solving problems that are enormous, but not unsolvable through patient perseverent progress.

I see the universe as infinitely interconnected, incomprehensibly complex, but not in and of itself incomprehensible.

I am currently living with my wonderful, funny, wickedly-smart and dashingly handsome husband, Jamie, in a quaint beach town in Rocha, Uruguay.

My essays and the occasional poem can be found at the following locations:

The philosophy anthology, "What Do You Believe?" (edited by Derek Beres Brooklyn, NY: Outside the Box Publishing, 2009).

"Connectively Speaking"
(http://connectivelyspeaking.blogspot.com), my current social issues blog.

"we fear what we don't understand" (http://julierbutler.blogspot.com), my socio-political blog.

"Because The World Is Round..." (http://thebecausetheworldisroundblog.blogspot.com), my blog about my life and travels in South America.

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Review by: Walt Long on Sep. 28, 2010 :
Julie Butler's intricate analysis of the connectivity of events - past and present - warrants a careful study. Her arduous essay is more passionate than pedantic, written as a sorrowful witness to the decay of her beloved country. She outlines the dangers of a nation divided not by ideology, but by a less-than-honest media controlled by the very international business community that controls more and more of our everyday lives. We're faced with the task of paying attention and understanding what's going on, or accepting the farcical explanations handed down by media hucksters posing as newsmen and political leaders.
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Review by: spookie on Sep. 24, 2010 : (no rating)
Cogent and succinct? I fail to see how sentences more than 100 words long can be described as "succinct." And "White House" is the proper name of the residence of the President of the United States of America, and should be capitalized.
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