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Is America a democracy?

Posted to Poetry and Politics

with all the talk of exporting democracy or bringing democracy to the middle east and whatnot, is it even true that a country like america isn a democracy? has the west perfected democracy yet -- surely not.

but can the u.s. even purport to be really and truly democratic? Chomsky thinks not, at leaqst not fully and not nearly enough and not yet. elite have too much control, elections are, at best, public relations covers to appear to authorize the workings of elite power.

capitalists and bureacrats have the control, not the people. thus it has long been and may be for some time....