Nicholas Kristof has an excellent column in the New York Times in which he apologizes for “suggesting that if you want to see rapacious income inequality, you no longer need to visit a banana republic. You can just look around.”
My point was that the wealthiest plutocrats now actually control a greater share of the pie in the United States than in historically unstable countries like Nicaragua, Venezuela and Guyana. But readers protested that this was glib and unfair, and after reviewing the evidence I regretfully confess that they have a point.
That’s right: I may have wronged the banana republics.
(Written by an American expat living in the European Union)
This diary offers a review of the German magazine Spiegel – November issue entitled A Superpower in Decline.
This insightful and well written, well researched article covers a variety of topics, wherein it is revealed that the actual American unemployment rate is close to 20 percent, a statistic never seen since the Great Depression. It asks the question why is America in decline? This German magazine asks why is Fox news broadcasting opinion pieces likening Pres Obama to Adolf Hitler through hate filled Tea Party announcements with agitators like Glenn Beck, who are nationalists, racists and proto-fascists according to Manfred Heningson a German political scientist.
They take advantage of the economic situations almost the way the right wing intelligentsia did in the Weimar Republic.
Go here for the full story: The German magazine Spiegel documents the decline of the American superpower
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