November 05, 2012

Civilized Perspectives

A couple of articles posted today on Der Spiegel Online:
Divided States of America - Notes on the Decline of a Great Nation
The United States is frittering away its role as a model for the rest of the world. The political system is plagued by an absurd level of hatred, the economy is stagnating and the infrastructure is falling into a miserable state of disrepair. On this election eve, many Americans are losing faith in their country's future.

Destroyed by Total Capitalism - America Has Already Lost Tuesday's Election
Germans see the US election as a battle between the good Obama and the evil Romney. But this is a mistake. Regardless of who wins the election on Tuesday, total capitalism is America's true ruler, and it has the power to destroy the country.
For what it's worth ...

1 comment:

  1. Yesterday I bought "American Nations" but have barely started it . . . past the intro and into maybe chapt 2 . . . and now I'm budgeting for "Total Capitalism" . . . I appreciate the chance to explore a few (for me) provocative notions that I haven't been fully aware of . . . keep on truckin' . . .