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He proposes to cure the disease by constructing precisely the kind of totalitarian rule through snooping bigoted neighbours that
20 February 2017
This short book begins with an interesting account of the author’s father's struggles against totalitarianism in Hungary. After that it collapses into a childish rant against Islamic fundamentalism which the author quaintly believes is the cause of all the US’s ills. He proposes to cure the disease by constructing precisely the kind of totalitarian rule through snooping bigoted neighbours that his father rebelled against (he must be tuning in his grave)
In earlier time US foreign policy thinkers like Kennan and Brzezinski did at least try to understand what was going on. Gorka, who struggled to get a dismal degree in theology and philosophy, is not up to the job. Entirely untainted by scholarship or logic, this text is nevertheless invaluable for the light it throws on the role of crackpot pseudo-intellectuals, historical mystification, paranoiac group hatred, and dishonest journalism (on Fox and Breitbart Gorka is an ‘expert’) in the Trump administration's rush to create an twenty-first century American version of fascism.