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14 Traits of a Fascist Regime: Are We the Bad Guys Now?

Recently, I've made many literary comparisons between what is happening with the US government and dystopian novels such as 1984, Brave New World, or The Handmaid's Tale. And, while literature certainly turns a mirror on society and can show us our best and worst possibilities, I do wonder, how close are we really to becoming like these fictional stories? To figure that out, I started reading (of course.)

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Journey in Politics: Learning From Thoughtful Writing and Not Facebook

It’s Election Day tomorrow. Tonight, I’m going to an “End of the World” party. Tongue and cheek party name? I really hope so. Personally, as a writer and a lover of books, Facebook and Twitter are not places that I go for my political information. Not that I don’t love the jokes and pithy commentary. (I really do!) But, it can’t be the only source if you want to have a real understanding of issues. (There really should be no one source at all, right?) On that note, I’d like to highlight the power of reading books and thoughtful articles to make you think about the world beyond twitter (I know, it exists right? Crazy)

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