The Evolution of Democracy to Oligarchy – The End of Western Civilization?

Just as the kingdoms and empires of old evolved over time, so does the newer forms of governments such as Democracy.  Does Democracy always remain Democracy?  Looking at the bigger picture, will Democracy always continue to serve the people? Michael Hudson, a research professor of Economics at University of Missouri, Kansas City, and a research … More The Evolution of Democracy to Oligarchy – The End of Western Civilization?

Are we teaching American Citizens or training Prussian Serfs?

Below is an essay based on a speech by Senator Ann O’Connell that was adapted by Diane Alden.  It sheds a lot of light on the public schooling system used in the US and a good chunk of the rest of the world today.  The original archive for this essay is now long gone from … More Are we teaching American Citizens or training Prussian Serfs?

Napoleon’s Impact on Modern Multiculturalism

An anon talks about the impact of French history and Napoleon on multiculturalism as we know it today: >multiculturalism Was mostly fucked up by France, the way I read history. Damn France. Prior to the French Revolution, Europe was pretty cool about this. If the King of Hungary or whatever happened to have a ghetto … More Napoleon’s Impact on Modern Multiculturalism

To call a deer a horse

When the first emperor of China died, he named his first son, the crown prince Fusu as his successor.  However the eunuch Zhao Gao (a palatial official and the tutor of the emperor’s second son), conspired along with the chancellor of the nation, Li Si and the emperor’s second son, Huhai.  Their conspiracy was successful … More To call a deer a horse