The Wall Street takeover of Washington, D.C., and the related imperial agenda of the “Pentagon System” were advanced more effectively by the nation’s first black president than they could have been by white Republicans such as John McCain or Mitt Romney.
The “Putin did it” narrative is not about keeping Donald Trump out of office (an impossibility). It’s about shaping the political and policy environment in coming months and years.
Truthdig columnist Chris Hedges and political philosopher Sheldon Wolin conclude their eight-part series on American democracy and corporate capitalism with conversations about the consequences of relentless totalitarianism, the nature of participatory democracy and how to think about the possibility of revolution.
In the fourth and fifth installments of their long conversation on corporate capitalism and American democracy, Truthdig columnist Chris Hedges and political philosopher Sheldon Wolin discuss the concept of "inverted totalitarianism," Wolin's experience as a university professor and the expulsion of unorthodox academics in the postwar United States.
Truthdig columnist Chris Hedges embarks on a long, ranging discussion with political philosopher and former professor of politics at Princeton University Sheldon Wolin on the state of American democracy and the rise of corporate capitalism.
Two leading political philosophers, Sheldon Wolin and John Ralston Saul, explore the corporations' slow-motion coup d’état and the prospects of financial collapse and revolt (Above, a moment in a Sept 22 protest at the intersection of Wall Street and Broad Street in New York City) .