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William Stroud

WILLIAM STROUD is an international educator and student of political economy.

Talking to My Sons about Varoufakis—and the Economy

Disgusted with the technical jargon of economists, the ups and downs of the economy, and “its forces [that] make a mockery of our democracies”; his purpose was to explain the functioning of the capitalist economy to his daughter in a logical common sense, critical approach and pose the possibility of making the world a better place.

Wilhelm Reich’s The Mass Psychology of Fascism

In examining historical parallels, I recently reread Wilhelm Reich’s Mass Psychology of Fascism. Arguments over whether the United States is a fascist society or not are less important than understanding the conditions that have given rise to the form of authoritarian government, with a representative democratic face, we experience. 21st-century society is not a reproduction of 1930s Europe. But we can learn from previous historical eras.

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The Brooklyn Rail

FEB 2021

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