“The most common diversion in the world today smart

“The most common division in the world today is not between communists and non communists, between blacks and whites, between rich and poor, or even between young and old. It is between those who see only the interests of a limited group and those who are capable of seeing the interests of the broader community of mankind as a whole.”

Economist and author John T. Flynn

Fascist Architecture

Fascist architecture is an style developed by architects in the early 20th century. The style gained popularity in the late 1920s with the rise of modernism along with the ultranationalism. Although it may resembles styles of ancient Rome. It mostly can be associated with fascist governments in western Europe. The historic 1920’s-40’s design, lacked ostentatiousness, and was constructed with more symmetry, and simplicity. The buildings were also very plain, with little or no decoration, and lacked complexity in design. Made of limestone and other durable stones in order to last, was more symmetric. Using sharp non-rounded edges, and size, they purposefully conveyed a sense of awe and intimidation. Lasting generations, the entirety of the fascist era designs were made to create impressive ruins.
Building upon modernism and ultranationalism, Benito Mussolini and Adolf Hitler utilized fascist architecture to unify the citizens of their states. The variations of Rationalism, and Stripped Classicism, Fascism and Fascist Architecture marked a new era of nationalist culture, and exhibit the absolute rule of the state.

Palazzzo Della Posste Palermo

Where did the Narrative originate from? Joan Didion, Political Fictions: “Decaying group think in political organizations.”, 1988

Narrative is: “Elite management of public life.”

In 1988, Joan Didion began looking at the American political process for “The New York Review of Books.” What she found was not a mechanism that offered the nation’s citizens a voice in its affairs but one designed by–and for–“that handful of insiders who invent, year in and year out, the narrative of public life.” The eight pieces collected here from “The New York Review” build, one on the other, to a stunning whole, a portrait of the American political landscape that tells us, devastatingly, how we got where we are today.
In “Political Fictions,” tracing the dreamwork that was already clear at the time of the first Bush ascendance in 1988, Didion covers the ways in which the continuing and polarizing nostalgia for an imagined America led to the entrenchment of a small percentage of the electorate as the nation’s deciding political force, the ways in which the two major political parties have worked to narrow the electorate to this manageable element, the readiness with which the media collaborated in this process, and, finally and at length, how this mindset led inexorably over the past dozen years to the crisis that was the 2000 election. In this book Didion cuts to the core of the deceptions and deflections to explain and illuminate what came to be called “the disconnect”–and to reveal a political class increasingly intolerant of the nation that sustains it.