Friday, August 05, 2011

Israel's uprising: Is it about the failure of 21st century democracies?

Governmental failure, which is an outcome of a failure of citizenship, is not merely an American phenomenon. Even nations that are not falling empires are feeling the pain.

Israel is our latest example. Like the Wisconsin protests, this is best understood, I think, as a collective protest against a failure of citizenship. It's the middle class beginning to realize that the top 0.5% owns the game.

I hope this movement visits America soon.

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