Kabuki democracy — and how to fix it

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January 10, 2011
The Nation
by Eric Alterman  
Posted in Commentary, PND Commentary

"Ending the Bush/Cheney administration, and defeating the Christian conservative and corporate base on whose behalf it acted, required emergency measures of a largely defensive nature. And the chance to replace George W. Bush with Barack Hussein Obama both for symbolic and pragmatic reasons in 2008 appeared so enticing (and exciting) that we can all be forgiven for losing ourselves in the romance of focusing our time, money and energies on making this man America's forty-fourth president. But the 2008 election was not a game changer after all." (for publication 01/24/11)


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