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The Great Leadership Gap & the Need for a New Paradigm of Power
By | 04/18/2011 11:00AM | PROBLEMS, SOLUTIONS

The Utter, Sweeping Failure in Our Leadership Requires a Collective Shift in How We Think about Political Power and Corporate Governance

Peering beneath the surface of the many diverse political issues and the seemingly innumerable ills of unbridled corporate power reveals a few key—and much more fundamental—threats at the throat of American democracy. One key threat is the basic lack of effective leadership. At this point, it is hopelessly naïve to expect […]


“When the subject has refused allegiance,
and the officer has resigned his office,
then the revolution is accomplished.”
-Henry David Thoreau

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Perfecting the Power of Political Propaganda (PART 2)
By | 09/27/2010 11:50AM | PROBLEMS

The Subtle, Insidious Manipulation of the American Mind

Propaganda is the menace to democracy of which the American people are least aware. This is true in part because it is intentionally surreptitious, but also because propaganda, by its very nature, is contrary to freedom and democracy. Thus, most Americans find it difficult to fathom the true extent to which we are influenced by political and corporate propaganda. It seems almost counter-intuitive; especially when we look and feel so free. Yet, to be sure, this is precisely what makes propaganda so powerful—the ideas seem to sprout up out of […]


“Only the mob and the elite can be attracted
by the momentum of totalitarianism itself.
The masses have to be won by propaganda.”
-Hannah Arendt

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