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The Illusion of Democracy

The Illusion of Democracy

From people’s rule to a broken social contract It is ironic, considering democracy’s pitiful state worldwide that, in accordance to its etymology, it literally means “common people’s rule” or, more simply, “people’s power.” The English term democracy and the 14th-century French word democratie come from the Greek demokratia via the Latin democratia. The Greek radical [...]

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Magical Thinking and the Myth of Providential Men

Magical Thinking and the Myth of Providential Men

Despite humanity’s considerable leaps in scientific and technological progress in the past 200 years, the collective consciousness of humankind appears to have stood still or even, in many instances, to have regressed to a stage of brutality and lack of rational thinking. This regression of the collective psyche has expressed itself by a revival of [...]

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The US War Culture Has Come Home to Roost

The US War Culture Has Come Home to Roost

Police violence in the United States should not surprise anyone. In Ferguson, Missouri, we have witnessed the use against US citizens of Iraq-tested war technologies. On August 17, 2014, a police force using armored vehicles and military tactics fired rubber bullets and tear gas canisters at peaceful protesters who had been demanding justice against Darren [...]

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Rise of ISIS: West, Saudi Arabia and Qatar are Responsible for Talibanization of Iraq

Rise of ISIS: West, Saudi Arabia and Qatar are Responsible for Talibanization of Iraq

Geopolitics of chaos backfire Some call it ISIS (Islamic State in Iraq and Syria), other call it ISIL (Islamic State In Iraq and the Levant), but whatever it is, this Jihadist army with territorial ambition has taken a new dimension. Jihadist fighters are nothing new. They’ve been around under other names like Mujahideen or “freedom [...]

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World Cup 2014: Beautiful Game Showcases Ugly Inequality

World Cup 2014: Beautiful Game Showcases Ugly Inequality

The biggest sporting event of the planet kicks off in Brazil on June 12, 2014. Football, or soccer as it is called in a semi-demeaning manner in the United States, is by far the most popular sport worldwide. As an example, more than 1.3 billion people watched the television broadcast of the final of the [...]

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