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Fascist America, in 10 easy steps

http://www.guardian.co.uk/usa/story/0,,2064157,00.html

This article is worth reading.  As Naomi Wolf points out towards the end of the essay:

It is a mistake to think that early in a fascist shift you see the profile of barbed wire against the sky. In the early days, things look normal on the surface; peasants were celebrating harvest festivals in Calabria in 1922; people were shopping and going to the movies in Berlin in 1931. Early on, as WH Auden put it, the horror is always elsewhere – while someone is being tortured, children are skating, ships are sailing: “dogs go on with their doggy life … How everything turns away/ Quite leisurely from the disaster.”

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