[ii] Hannah Arendt, The Origins of Totalitarianism, (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, New York: 2001).
[iii] Marie Luise Knott, Unlearning With Hannah Arendt, trans. by David Dollenmayer, (Other Press: New York, NY. 2011, 2013), p 17.
[iv] I have taken this term from Zygmunt Bauman, Living on Borrowed Time: Conversations with Citlali Rovirosa-Madrazo,(Cambridge, UK: Polity Press, 2010), p. 132.
[v] See Bill Dixon insightful commentary on Arendt use of "sand storm" as a metaphor for analyzing the protean elements of totalitarianism. Bill Dixon, "Totalitarianism and the Sand Storm," Hannah Arendt Center (February 3, 2014). Online:http://www.hannaharendtcenter.org/?p=12466
[vii] Robert O' Paxton, The Anatomy of Fascism (New York: Knopf, 2004), p. 202.
[viii] Umberto Eco, "Eternal Fascism: Fourteen Ways of Looking at a Blackshirt," New York Review of Books (February 2010), pp. 12-15.
[ix] Sheldon S. Wolin, Democracy Incorporated: Managed Democracy and the Specter of Inverted Totalitarianism, (Princeton University Press, 2008).
[x] Robert Koehler, "Armed Insecurity," Counter Punch, (July 24, 2015). Online at: http://www.counterpunch.org/2015/07/24/armed-insecurity/
[xi] Chris Christie, "Chris Christie: Apologize for Threatening Teachers," AFT A Union of Professionals, (August 15, 2015). Online at: https://actionnetwork.org/petitions/chris-christie-apologize-for-threatening-teachers
[xii] Matt Taibbi, "Inside the GOP Clown Car," Rolling Stone (August 12, 2015). Online: http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/inside-the-gop-clown-car-20150812
[xiii] Emily Atkin, "Huckabee Supports Denying Abortion to 10-year-Old Rape Victim," Think Progress (August 16, 2015). Online:http://thinkprogress.org/election/2015/08/16/3692100/huckabee-paraguay-rape-abortion/
[xiv] Lou Dubose, "Ted Cruz and the Politics of Faith and Fear," The Washington Spectator, (July 27, 2015). Online at:http://washingtonspectator.org/ted-cruz-and-the-politics-of-faith-and-fear/
[xv] John Dean, "Trump Is the Authoritarian Ruler Republicans--and Some Dems--Have Been Waiting For," Alternet, (August 13, 2015). Online at: http://www.alternet.org/election-2016/trump-authoritarian-ruler-republicans-and-some-dems-have-been-waiting
[xvi] Conor Lynch, "Donald Trump is an actual fascist: What his surging popularity says about the GOP base," Salon, (July 25, 2015). Online at:http://www.salon.com/2015/07/25/donald_trump_is_an_actual_fascist_what_his_surging_popularity_says_about_the_gop_base/
[xvii] Jeffrey A. Tucker, "Is Donald Trump A Fascist?," Newsweek, (July 17, 2015) Online at: http://www.newsweek.com/donald-trump-fascist-354690