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John Atcheson – Empire in Decline: When the Oligarchy Inherits the Wind

The unthinkable may well happen.

The US may elect as President a racist, xenophobic, narcissistic, con man with no knowledge of policy or governance.

As of now, Trump holds a slight lead over Clinton in the latest poll.

Real progressives could be forgiven for feeling a healthy dose of schadenfreude, but then, schadenfreude is a bitter banquet if you’re all in the same lifeboat.

How could this be happening?  Well, the bottom line is, the Oligarchy is getting hoisted on its own petard.

For going on three decades now, the Oligarchy has been turning elections into a game of “heads-I-win, tails-you-lose” in which candidates from either party represented them, and not us.

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