Emergent Fascisms: Enemies of Freedom
November 13 - What has united liberals and conservatives in the West today? Answer: emerging new forms of Fascism.
Fascism is political power deployed in utter disregard for law, morals, and the interests of others – ‘might makes right!’ Social/political pressures to suppress freedom of thought and speech have been with us from earliest times. How do we define such freedom? Is it really the great good that liberalism claims? Why? Who is threatened by such freedoms? Must we put up with Islamist attacks on such freedom. We listen to the ideas of Christopher Hitchens and George Orwell.