Politics

New Princeton Study Says U.S. is Not a Democracy, But an Oligarchy

Who governs? Who really rules? To what extent is the broad body of U.S. citizens sovereign, semi-sovereign, or largely powerless? These questions were posed by researchers Martin Gilens and Benjamin I. Page, who argue in their new study that over the past few decades America’s political system has slowly transformed from a democracy into an oligarchy, where wealthy…… Continue reading New Princeton Study Says U.S. is Not a Democracy, But an Oligarchy

Politics

Blaming “America’s Global Domination” for the Boston Marathon Bombing

Richard Falk, an American professor of international law at Princeton University, recently suggested that US foreign policy is to blame for the Boston Marathon bombings. His sentiments remind me of Noam Chomsky’s famous quote about terrorism: “Everybody’s worried about terrorism. Well, there’s a really easy way; stop participating in it.” Do you agree with Falk’s words?…… Continue reading Blaming “America’s Global Domination” for the Boston Marathon Bombing