Monthly Archives: October 2017

With General Kelly’s Press Conference, Fascism Has Come out of the Closet in America

If you were wondering when America’s transition into a full-fledge fascist state would be publicly announced, you need look no further than General John Kelly’s press conference on Thursday. Here is the key paragraph of his speech: “You know, when I was a kid growing up a lot of things were sacred in our country. […]

Mass Shootings as Terrorism

There has been much discussion in the media (and in my own social media feeds) regarding whether or not we should describe the recent mass shooting in Las Vegas as an act of terrorism. As it happens, I am currently working on a book chapter that analyzes lynchings, in part, in relation to scholarly definitions […]