Interesting discussion begun by Corey Robin over in Crooked Timber about US Government and political establishment disparate reactions to the passing of Venezuela’s Chávez in early 2013 and Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz a week ago or so.
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…even in death still confounding his discredited persecutors…
The recent death of a Saudi King has brought to the fore the democratic ideals espoused and enforced by the present and former Western empires, and the great unwashed of the world is ever more bemused. 471 more words
Compare and Contrast: Obama’s Reaction to the Deaths of King Abdullah and Hugo Chávez
As the United States ends its embargo on Cuba, many foresee the slow break down of the Caribbean country’s isolation, with an American-style way of life seeping in, bringing with it more business, liberalisation, democracy, and of course more McDonalds. 1,105 more words