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Capitol Riots: The Day of Infamy When Populism Became Fascism

Capitol Riots: The Day of Infamy When Populism Became Fascism

Trumpism has defined, in the past four years, the quintessence of populism. On January 6, 2021, when a pro-Trump mob, instigated by their cult leader himself, stormed the Capitol building in Washington DC, a red line was crossed. The line where populism became fascism by, de facto, taking hostage the legislative branch of government. Many […]

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Slavery of Fear

Slavery of Fear

Flee, fight or freeze In the natural world, there are two kinds of responses to imminent threats: either flee or fight. Most of the time, in order to maximize chances of survival, the decision has to be made by individuals or groups in less than a split second. On one hand, the option to flee […]

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Climate Crisis, Pandemics and Bad Governance: Humanity’s Existential Threats

Climate Crisis, Pandemics and Bad Governance: Humanity’s Existential Threats

On the menu: tornado with COVID-19 on the side Since I started News Junkie Post, eleven years ago, I have, as a rule, avoided the first person narrative. In my mind, there is a simple reason for an aversion for the “me, myself, and I” type of storytelling so widespread in our culture. The first […]

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COVID-19 in India: The Crisis as Seen from My Window

COVID-19 in India: The Crisis as Seen from My Window

Ever since the lockdown began, friends have time and again asked me the same question. How am I managing my life in the lockdown? Well, for a writer like me, mid-afternoon solitude is nothing new. Solitude has become my second nature. Moreover writing and reading are essentially solitary affairs. Even in the past, I used […]

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Trump’s Zealots: White Supremacists and Evangelicals Gearing up for a New Civil War?

Trump’s Zealots: White Supremacists and Evangelicals Gearing up for a New Civil War?

The Logic of Profit over People Let us not be naive. If President Trump recently called on his adoring followers to “liberate” states like Michigan, Virginia, Maryland and Minnesota, which all happen to have Democrat governors, this is not about freeing people from the supposed tyranny of lockdown and social distancing measures. What the gun […]

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