In The Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Napoleon, Karl Marx famously blamed the French bourgeoisie for the dictatorship of Louis-Napoleon. The dictatorship "was contained in a finished state within the parliamentary republic," wrote Marx. "It only required a bayonet thrust for the bubble to burst and the monster to spring forth before our eyes." Marx was right about some things, and that was one of them.#ad#It's a lesson progressives should keep in mind as they behold the rise of Donald Trump. An American dictatorship is now a realistic possibility, because 80 years of progressive politics have left us with its... [Read More]
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