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Tom Huckin is a professor emeritus of English and Writing at the University of Utah, specializing in the study of modern propaganda. He has co-authored five books on academic subjects and written some 90 scholarly papers, including a chapter in the newly-published anthology, Propaganda and Rhetoric in Democracy. He is now a citizen-activist and keyboard warrior taking full advantage of 'retirement' in Salt Lake City. He is a co-leader of the Salt Lake chapter of Move to Amend, trying to institute public financing of local elections. When not kvetching about antidemocratic forces in today's USA, he can be found pulling weeds from his garden, cleaning up after his dog, shoveling snow, rooting for the Utah Jazz, or feeding the 30-40 birds who apparently live in his backyard.


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       Friday, February 1, 2019
A Retrospective on the American Empire, at a Most Unusual Museum When empires are overextended and reach a point of exhaustion, they crumble quickly. This article recounts the rise and fall of the American Empire from an imaginary perspective a decade or so from now.
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       Wednesday, November 28, 2018
How to Hide Global Warming in Plain Sight Although the US has suffered increasingly horrific natural disasters in recent years, many if not most Americans still do not see them as resulting from human-caused climate change. This article attributes such denial, in part, to shallow coverage by the mainstream news media.
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       Saturday, February 3, 2018
Make the United States More like Norway! Donald Trump recently declared his hope that "more people from Norway" will immigrate to the United States, instead of people from "shitholes" like Haiti, El Salvador, and African nations. But Norwegians enjoy the highest quality of life in the world, right there at home. Why would they want to come here??
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       Friday, March 24, 2017
Yeats Was a Prophet William Butler Yeats's immortal 1919 poem, "The Second Coming," is an uncanny depiction of what's happening in our country today.
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       Thursday, March 9, 2017
Phantom Terrorism and the Paranoid American Public An opinion piece that draws on respected opinion polls, events in past and present US history, and propaganda studies to argue that the American public is easily manipulated by politicians and the news media to have an irrational fear of terrorism.

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       Tuesday, January 3, 2017
A Requiem for Hillary A poem about Hillary Clinton's defeat in the 2016 election