Scary Stuff

Fascist America, in 10 easy steps

From Hitler to Pinochet and beyond, history shows there are certain steps that any would-be dictator must take to destroy constitutional freedoms. And, argues Naomi Wolf, George Bush and his administration seem to be taking them all

Slightly OTT essay highlighting the similarities between the behaviour of the Bush administration and the manner in which a number of open democratic societies have been “closed down”. Interesting but, I hope, alarmist.

A decade ago, Labour swept to power pledging to rebuild the trust between the state and its citizens. So why are our basic freedoms under assault as never before? In the first of a series of articles to mark the 10th anniversary of Tony Blair’s historic landslide, Deborah Orr argues that we have lost far more than we realise

Much less OTT essay about the gradual depletion of privacy and human rights in British society.

Taken together these two pieces are kinda chilling…


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