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Donald Trump’s Divided America – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Donald Trump’s Divided America

By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Donald Trump

President-elect Donald Trump

Democracy breaks down when there is a disconnect between people and their governments. When the voices of ordinary persons are drowned out by officialdom confidence weakens. The system becomes a fraud despite the rosy platitudes of the political elite.

According to Obama, ‘democracy breaks down when the average person feels their voice doesn’t matter.’ As Americans get ready to welcome a new President Obama’s legacy will be a divided America. He will leave a fractious society in which most people feel that the system is rigged in favor of the rich and the powerful.   Continue reading

Two Americas – And the mini-mart where they collided- Anand Giridharadas – TED video

Anand Giridharadas: A tale of two Americas. And the mini-mart where they collided

Ten days after 9/11, a shocking attack at a Texas mini-mart shattered the lives of two men: the victim and the attacker. In this stunning talk, Anand Giridharadas, author of “The True American,” tells the story of what happened next. It’s a parable about the two paths an American life can take, and a powerful call for reconciliation.    [Interactive Transcript] 

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