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Well, at least our fascists are shitty fascists.

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And yet, as much as so many of us love our fascism, we've never produced strongmen-types of the European variety, modeling avant-garde military fashion and leather accoutrements and doofusy arm gestures and stark, jagged flag designs. We have carnival barkers instead, or greedy inventors who electrocute elephants, or oil men with boater hats giving away dimes, or minor actors unable to tell their former roles in Westerns from reality, or cigar-chomping populists who differ from gangsters only in where their offices are located and the opiates they push.

In a Moment of Truth, Jeff Dorchen considers the sad case of the American fascist, encouraged by our appetite for repression but hampered by public opinion, spending the waning days of capitalism watching the pendulum swing towards disaster, or sustainable egalitarianism, or momentous conflict - all equal possibilities.

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Jeff Dorchen

According to his contacts on LinkedIn, Jeff Dorchen can do just about anything. He’s a visual artist, songwriter/musician, actor, essayist, poet, playwright and screenwriter.

 

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