The 1 percent and the military-industrial complex completely dominate our politics. We can no longer pretend we're living in a democracy.
Her latest documentary looks at the pathology of greed and fame. “I thought the financial crash was going to teach us," she says. "And yet a lot of people went right back to living the same way as they had before.”
As the American empire unravels with previously unimagined speed, there are many across this country’s political spectrum who will not mourn its passing.
Let's take a few moments to think about what some of those lessons might be for the world’s most exceptional and indispensable nation, the planet’s sole superpower, the globe’s only sheriff.
Actions in the United States that are illegal versus legal are inverted from what they should be in an evolved culture.
As predictions of the end of American empire trickle in, the nation, in response, is doing more of what has been causing the decline.
U.S. politics in the era of imperial decline will be nasty, stupid, petty and racist—just as we are already experiencing.
Career politicians in big corporate parties don't want competition. They want the illusion of fair and functional democracy.