Lessons from the Wright Saga

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    The End of Politics By Corey D. B. Walker

    “Are the legitimate political institutions of our societies in a position to redress even the most perilous situations by democratic intervention in the process of actual decision making, as traditional political discourse keeps reassuring us, despite all evidence to the contrary?” István Mészáros


    "Under certain conditions an extremely contentious presidential primary campaign would elicit a robust chorus of individuals attesting to the virtues of a healthy and robust democracy. Massive voter education and mobilization, issue oriented debates and policy discussions, passionate arguments over the symbol and substance of politics and policy, and the distinct possibility of institutional transformation as a result of a change in the ruling party would be the hallmarks of such a contentious campaign.

    Unfortunately, these conditions do not obtain in our privately financed, winner take all, low intensity spectator sport called American democracy."

    http://www.counterpunch.org/walker05052008.html
     
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