Roadblocks to Republic: Manifesto of American Fascism

08 Oct 2018

On Monday, October 8, 2018, Mark Albertson presented the last lecture in his Roadblocks to Republic series.

America’s founding as a Republic was not without its impediments; so inspired as they were from the ranks of the Revolutionary Generation themselves. Join us for this four-week series as we discuss.

Week Four: Manifesto of American Fascism. August 23, 1971, Lewis F. Powell, Jr., nominated to the Supreme Court by President Richard Nixon, penned a, “Confidential Memorandum: Attack on American Free Enterprise System.” This document follows the tumultuous 1960s, replete with the raucous Civil Rights movement, the convulsive Anti-War agenda, and the “revolutionary temerity” of students as well as academics calling into question the rudiments of America’s State Religion, Capitalism.

About the Presenter Mark Albertson is the historical research editor at Army Aviation magazine and is a long-time member of the United States Naval Institute. In addition, Mark teaches history at Norwalk Community College. His courses include: World War I and Iraq: Creation of Colonialism; A History, Vietnam; A History, World War I; The Turning Points of World War II; The Great Patriotic War: The Titanic Clash Between Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union; and American Empire: Grand Republic to Corporate State. In May 2005, Mark was presented with a General Assembly Citation by both houses of the state legislature in Hartford for his effort in commemorating the centennial of battleship Connecticut.

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