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Leid Stories—A Timely Question: Are Our Political and Governmental Systems Beyond Repair?—05.25.17

The national crisis America currently is experiencing is scary. It’s being regarded as just the latest in a long line of intense moments we’ve had, but hey, the one thing we admire about ourselves is our ability to handle tough situations. Indications are, however, that this time is different—or ought to be. Solutions will require radical surgery and very few …

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Chris Hedges – The Wages of Sin

When Plato wrote “The Republic,”his lament for a lost Athenian democracy, he did not believe democracy could be recovered. The classical world, unlike our own, did not see time as linear. Time was cyclical. It inevitably brought decay and eventually death. This true for both individuals and societies. And in his “Republic,” Plato proposed that those who attempted in the future …