The Decline: or what do America and the Ottoman Empire have in common
I’ve been reading a book on the history of the Arab peoples conveniently titled, A History of the Arab Peoples
by Albert Hourani. I’m a little more then half way through. I’ve basically just finished the section on the European take over of the Arab world in 1700s. I wanted to write about it because of the relevance to what is happening to America right now. All in the spirit of the famous maxim – those who forget history are doomed to repeat it.
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By their Supporters
I have always said, by their supporters shall you know the candidate. If angry and yes, bitter people support a candidate it is probably because they themselves are bitter and angry. If bigoted and racist people support a candidate, it is because the candidate themselves is bigoted and racist. So, I am distressed to find that Hillary’s supporters are a bit delusional when it comes to their grip on reality. And I hate saying this of my fellow democrats.
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Back in February, Grassroots Mom posted an article on DailyKos comparing the track records of Clinton and Obama. She didn’t want to buy into the Obama hype and was equally skeptical of Clinton’s claims to being more experienced. She did really excellent research on Thomas.gov and only looked at the 2007 legislative year. What she was looking for was not just the types of bills introduced, but also, how successful the candidates were at getting their legislation passed. What she found apparently surprised her.
See complete article here.
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