Signs of a failing republic


There was an actual lengthy, substantive discussion on Morning Joe this morning with Tim Snyder, a history professor and the author of the best-seller “On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century,” Willie Geist, and Joe Scarborough. Snyder reminded them that “most republics and most democracies fail,” and that history provides tools to help. “Because a…

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3 Responses to Signs of a failing republic

  1. Imhotep May 18, 2017 at 3:36 pm #

    Money begets power.

    When too much money, and the power attached to it, is in too few hands an oligarchy develops.

    Currently the US is an oligarchy operated by plutocrats.

    Our republic/democracy ended on November 22, 1963.

  2. Lless May 18, 2017 at 3:48 pm #

    No Imho. Lee Harvey Oswald was tied to non one significant. But the Republic is gravely wounded by political graft. It just has precious little to do with magic bullets.

  3. Imhotep May 19, 2017 at 11:19 am #


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