Trump and JFK’s “Fascist New Frontier”

by | Dec 7, 2016

In his speech at Fayetteville, NC, yesterday Donald Trump said:

“Our men and women in uniform represent the absolute best of us. We must follow their example working in unison toward a shared goal across every social, racial and economic line. They understand that to accomplish the mission we must all be pulling in the same direction. We have to get together.”

Read that carefully and let it sink it. I’m reminded of Ayn Rand’s debunking of JFK and what she called the “Fascist New Frontier.” (See George Smith’s “Ayn Rand on Fascism.”)

About Sheldon Richman

Sheldon Richman is the executive editor of The Libertarian Institute and a contributing editor at Antiwar.com. He is the former senior editor at the Cato Institute and Institute for Humane Studies; former editor of The Freeman, published by the Foundation for Economic Education; and former vice president at the Future of Freedom Foundation. His latest books are Coming to Palestine and What Social Animals Owe to Each Other.
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