The Continuing Crisis

The Continuing Crisis

By From the July/August 2014 issue

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As May takes a powder and summer begins, a delightful collection of anthems from the Mussolini era is now available over the Internet under the Italian title “iMussolini.” Such stirring and seldom heard songs of the epoca as “Cara al Sol” and “Caro Papà” are available, and they just might be put to good use by President Barack Obama. His administration is moving steadily in the direction of Friendly Fascism as he promises to rely evermore on government by presidential decree, thrusting aside cumbersome institutions such as the House of Representatives, the Senate, and even the federal judiciary. He promises to wave his presidential wand over the environment, immigration, and racism in public life. On CNN, John King reports that even Democrats are calling the president “detached,” “flat-footed,” and—stealing a page from The American Spectator—“incompetent.” Well strike up the band! Wait until the popolo minuto hears the Marine Band break into a rousing performance of that old fascist hit “Ciao Biondina.” Incompetent, indeed! Moreover, there is welcome news from the Occupy Ohio Movement.

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R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr. is the founder and editor in chief of The American Spectator. He is the author of The Death of Liberalism, published by Thomas Nelson Inc. His previous books include the New York Times bestseller Boy Clinton: the Political Biography; The Impeachment of William Jefferson Clinton; The Liberal Crack-Up; The Conservative Crack-Up; Public Nuisances; The Future that Doesn't Work: Social Democracy's Failure in Britain; Madame Hillary: The Dark Road to the White House; The Clinton Crack-Up; and After the Hangover: The Conservatives' Road to Recovery.