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Will Democracy Forever Remain an Illusion?

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[1] After us, the deluge - a premonition of impending political and social collapse attributed to Madame de Pompadour, the mistress of Louis XV. She is actually supposed to have said: 'Après moi le deluge.'

[2] More about the history of Pakistan and Afghanistan in my wrongly titled essay 'Is it the Dawn We Are Seeing on the Horizon?' Scroll down to 'A look back on history'

[3] Global Viewpoint: Obama's Policies Making Situation Worse in Afghanistan and Pakistan by Graham E. Fuller.

Graham E. Fuller is a former CIA station chief in Kabul and a former vice-chair of the CIA's National Intelligence Council. He is author of numerous books on the Middle East, including The Future of Political Islam.

[4] The Association of Southeast Asian Nations or ASEAN was established on 8 August 1967 in Bangkok by the five original Member Countries, namely, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, and Thailand. Brunei Darussalam joined on 8 January 1984, Vietnam on 28 July 1995, Lao PDR and Myanmar on 23 July 1997, and Cambodia on 30 April 1999.

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[5] Asia Helps Itself by Philip Bowring

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Siv O'Neall was born and raised in Sweden where she graduated from Lund University. She has lived in Paris, France and New Rochelle, N.Y. and traveled extensively throughout the U.S, Europe, and other continents, including several trips to India. (more...)

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There is a growing gap between the actions of memb... by Harvey Solomon on Wednesday, May 13, 2009 at 5:03:41 PM
What he said ^... by jersey girl on Wednesday, May 13, 2009 at 7:09:27 PM
With your comment that "We no longer live in a dem... by Harold Hellickson on Thursday, May 14, 2009 at 4:18:42 PM
Frederick Douglass best answers your question, "W... by Harold Hellickson on Thursday, May 14, 2009 at 4:56:21 PM
"Will democracy always remain an illusion?&qu... by William Whitten on Wednesday, May 13, 2009 at 8:54:18 PM
""Democracy" is a bill of is majority r... by Sister Begonia on Thursday, May 14, 2009 at 12:23:57 PM
But it is the will of the majority that has been d... by William Whitten on Thursday, May 14, 2009 at 1:25:58 PM
We are not ruled by a Democratic majority, but by ... by UncleSim on Thursday, May 14, 2009 at 4:37:18 PM
May 14, 2009 Dear Siv O'neall:Thank you f... by liecatcher on Thursday, May 14, 2009 at 8:03:16 AM
Democracy?  What democracy?  We don'... by Sister Begonia on Thursday, May 14, 2009 at 12:20:03 PM
Analogies are rarely exact but then, aren&rsqu... by Randy Herod on Thursday, May 14, 2009 at 5:28:05 PM
Dear Randy Herod, You write like an intelligent pe... by Siv O'Neall on Monday, May 25, 2009 at 11:35:59 AM
Dear Randy Herod, You write like an intelligent pe... by Siv O'Neall on Monday, May 25, 2009 at 11:37:16 AM