“Thank God for the Deep State,” declared former acting CIA chief John McLaughlin while appearing on a panel at the National Press Club last October.
In this fast-paced century, rife with technological innovation, we’ve grown accustomed to the impermanence of things. Whatever is here now will likely someday vanish, possibly
On several continents, 48 peoples are currently rising up against their governments. A movement of such magnitude has never been observed on a planetary scale.
“In general, unfortunately, the qualifications required to gain power and keep it have almost no connection with those required to govern with competence and impartiality.”
India’s Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu made a curious comment on 28 December. “Express dissent in a democratic way,” he said. Before he became the
A succession of social upheavals over the last decade has radically realigned political power throughout the world. As a result of these tectonic shifts, what
Coups have been one of the greatest threats to democracy. The people elect a daring leader willing to take on the status quo. And then,
Evo Morales, an indigenous leader who bucked the IMF and condemned US imperialism, has been pressured by the military to resign after winning an election.