Esoteric Dissertations from a One-Track Mind

August 31, 2007

The National Regression: Despotism vs. Democracy

Filed under: culture, media, politics — codesmithy @ 1:19 pm

One of the things that I find striking is looking back at political media that was made during the 1940s and 50’s is to realize how such statements made today would probably get the speaker labeled a socialist. Even Eisenhower’s statements of a military-industrial complex run counter to mainstream political discourse in the United States. Despite the fact that embedded video would be rightfully considered propaganda by today’s standards, so cavalierly dismissing all it has to say would also be a mistake. It does a good job of framing wisdom about political freedom by societal indicators which can be the basis of further study.

If someone has a better set of indicators, feel free to post them and explain why they are better.

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