a: Democracy ~
What: "DEMOCRACY is like a bicycle: if you don't keep pedaling, you fall. Unfortunately, the bicycle of Greek democracy has long been broken." A discussion of the Rotten Greek Oligarchy. There should be a discussion of the Rotten American Oligarchy, but leave that for another day.
Writer: KOSTAS VAXEVANIS
Date: Jan 7 2013 10:26 PM
a: Democracy in afghanistan ~
b: a power plant in Wisconsin
What: "Democracy in Afghanistan is like a power plant in Wisconsin; it won't work as well there rather than here. Afghanistan's economy is based upon agricultural and amounts to around $14 billion GDP. There is not a sufficient tax base to support an effective army. States exist to project coercive power and without a robust military force, Kabul will compete with local Taliban leaders to enforce laws and take taxes."
Writer: Jerry Frey
Date: Mar 12 2012 5:59 PM
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