Anthony DiMaggio

Anthony DiMaggio is Associate Professor of Political Science at Lehigh University. He is the author of Rising Fascism in America: It Can Happen Here (Routledge, 2022), in addition to Rebellion in America (Routledge, 2020), and Unequal America (Routledge, 2021). He can be reached at: A digital copy of Rebellion in America can be read for free here.

The ITT Fraud: For-Profit Education and the Crisis of the Commons

Donald Trump and the Myth of Economic Populism: Demolishing a False Narrative

Why Black Lives Matter Won’t Go Away: a Primer on Systemic Racism in America

Hillary’s Email Scandal: The Teachable Moment that Wasn’t

Fatally Flawed: the Bi-Partisan Travesty of American Health Care Reform

A Citizen’s Guide to Combating Election Propaganda: Debunking Minimum Wage Myths

Republican Insurgency? Trump as a Modern Day Frankenstein’s Monster

A Citizen’s Guide to Combating Election Propaganda: Debunking Anti-Welfare Myths

Sanders’ Socialism: Neutering a Radical Tradition

Scalia’s Judicial Activism: a Supremely Reactionary Voting Record

Illinois’ Manufactured Budget Crisis

Ferguson as Classic Teachable Moment

Choosing Between Competing Visions for Education Reform

Higher Education in Crisis: the 2014 Elections

Academic Fraud and the Ponzi Scheme of “Higher Learning”

The Case of James Kilgore and the Decline of Faculty Rights

Confronting the Cult of Objectivity

Why Higher Education Should Rid Itself of College Athletics

Gutting Higher Ed through the “Completion Agenda”

On the Cowardice & Irrelevance of Social Science Scholars

Debt Servitude and the Student Loan Bubble

Manufacturing Consent on Syria

The Retrospective We Deserve

“Obamacare” & the Public Good

Health Care and the Hollow Hope

Save the Rich!

The Criminal in Chief

A Tea Party and Occupy Wall Street Alliance?

The Rise of the Tea Party

What the Establishment Isn’t Telling You About Libya

Bias in the Eye of the Beholder

Blaming the Tea Party

Obama’s Political Suicide

Mediated Ignorance

For Profit, For Shame


The Ugly Reality Behind the Killing of Bin Laden

The Myth of Humanitarian Catastrophe

The Great "Budget Repair" Swindle

Rightwing Manipulation of the Wisconsin Revolt

Americans on Austerity

What’s Really Behind Conservative Attacks on ObamaCare?

Are Government Workers Overpaid?

Peace Process Déjà Vu

A Culture of Corruption

Democrats Go GOP on Tax Cuts

Flotilla Violence Expected

The Muslim Community Center at Ground Zero: a Manufactured Controversy

Operation Infinite Occupation

Iran Under Siege