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  •  Cold war again? (2+ / 0-)
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    Alhambra, MadGeorgiaDem

    Well, it's nice to be able to compare people like Dugin to our own Right Wing. We liberals certainly got compared a lot to the Communists, starting with the 1930's.
    Not that I would go as far as Joe McCarthy or Richard Nixon.

    Censorship is rogue government.

    by scott5js on Thu Apr 03, 2014 at 06:39:41 PM PDT

    •  There are differences. Russian rightwingers use (2+ / 0-)
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      scott5js, Involuntary Exile

      language I don't even want to repeat. I think the differences are fundamental and outweigh the similarities.

      Dugin stands apart from them. He writes a lot about metaphysical beliefs. He labels himself as a shaman. He's a kind of performance artist or motivational speaker, acting out currents of anger and frustration that exist in the population. Even his appearance is calculated for an effect.

      In the US, rightwingers are known for saying stupid things. I don't think Dugin is stupid.  

      There is no existence without doubt.

      by Mark Lippman on Thu Apr 03, 2014 at 07:17:38 PM PDT

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    •  Ok, ... (0+ / 0-)

      I can grant that Dugin is much more of intellectual heavyweight than about any of our right-wingers. My point is this is looking like a new Cold War. In the old one liberals were suspect as a 5th column. Now it could be social conservatives.

      Censorship is rogue government.

      by scott5js on Fri Apr 04, 2014 at 07:02:36 AM PDT

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