Steve Bannon and the Deadly Implications of “Deconstructing the Administrative State”

Source: Common Dreams
by Mike Lofgren

“Yale historian Timothy’s Snyder’s Black Earth: The Holocaust as History and Warning was published in 2015. It was a book on a subject that had already received vast attention from historians, but it stood out for its novel thesis: it was traditional bureaucratic state structures which protected persons under their aegis. This applied even during the Holocaust. It was the destruction of the state apparatus or the stripping of persons’ citizenship that made the worst horrors possible. It received mostly positive reviews but some experts considered the thesis too pointed, and dismissed as far-fetched the final chapter’s scenarios that major nations might react to future crises by repeating the horrors of the 1940’s.” (11/17/21)