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  •  excellent short summary of what is wrong (5+ / 0-)

    and how the power system responds

    as they did in OWS

    Chris and Glenn Greenwald are my two top journalists.

    Chris is too heavy for most of DK since this a site that for the most part assumes that the existing political system works and working within the system is the way to go

    This site gives Obama the benefit of the doubt until it becomes totally obvious what he is up to and there have been some statements here that show without a doubt that Obama is a tool of the 1%. Have to destroy social security to save it! A useful phrase from Vietnam and the destruction of a village.

    I posted your comment on Ian's diary today. His book is a celebration of American Culture.

    http://www.dailykos.com/...

    This is in total contrast to Morris Berman who has written a triology about the failed empire and even in his 2006 second volume, Dark Ages America: The Final Phase of Empire, stated that nothing could be done to stop the failure.

    In his third volume he explicitly blames the American culture of hustlers. The title of the third volume is very clear on where he comes from

    Why America Failed: The Roots of Imperial Decline

    Why America Failed shows how, from its birth as a nation of "hustlers" to its collapse as an empire, the tools of the country's expansion proved to be the instruments of its demise
    statement from amazon.com

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