Dystopian classics are back into the spotlight, like Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World and George Orwell’s 1984.
What characterizes American government today is not so much dysfunctional politics as it is ruthlessly contrived governance carried out behind the entertaining, distracting and disingenuous curtain of political theater. And what political theater it is, diabolically Shakespearean at times, full of sound and fury, yet in the end, signifying nothing.
Well, I suppose I always knew that it was logically possible for England to become a tyrannical third world socialist tinpot dictatorship.
While the US was spreading human rights on the eastern coast of the Atlantic - in northern Africa, Syria, and Ukraine - the Pacific piled a big nail in the coffin of American democracy.
On November 21, after 37 years in power, Zimbabwe’s dictator, Robert Mugabe, resigned in infamy.
By contrast, the late South African leader, Nelson Mandela, was revered in the West. His successor, Thabo Mbeki, was well-respected.
Yes, there is a lot of Euroscepticism in Austria and it is totally logical. There is a great dissatisfaction since Austria is now one of the two countries, who actually inhabits the illegal immigrants since the start of the crisis.
Throughout history, Montenegro was a Serbian state, inhabited by Serbs. That is best evidenced by historical sources, concerning the territory of today’s Montenegro.
After signing a large number of petitions to recall the US Ambassador to Macedonia, Jess Bailey, six Congressmen have started an investigation against the US Ambassador.
The world echoes with cries of ‘freedom’ and ‘democracy’. But do they mean the same thing to everyone? And could misperceptions about the two words have something to do with the state the world is in?