What About the People?
I was interviewed a few months back on Michael Slate's radio program at KPFK in Los Angeles. He had read a piece I wrote for Counterpunch defending the use of the admittedly overused label 'fascist' in reference to the Bush administration, and he invited me on the air to expatiate.
Once there, I drifted into other historical comparisons. I said that the administration's talk about Iraq is often reminiscent of Moscow city-planning under Stalin, when maps were published including not just, as Stalin might say, 'actually existing' streets, polyclinics, and centers for natation, gymnastics, and other sub-branches of 'physical culture', but also those they had intended to build, under Stalin's orders, over the course of the next several years.