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Conversation podcasts re the Obama Presidency and contemporary American politics. Guests will include legislators, authors, and people passionate and genuinely interested in such matters.

Democracy at the Crossroads and the Evolution of Civilization, A Lecture Series and Conversations presented by Craig Barnes.

Wednesdays January 12 - February 23, 2011
6-7:30 pm

At the Collected Works Bookstore, Santa Fe, NM
505-988-4266

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Democracy at the Crossroads and the Evolution of Civilization, A Lecture Series and Conversations presented by Craig Barnes.

Wednesdays January 12 - February 23, 2011
6-7:30 pm

At the Collected Works Bookstore, Santa Fe, NM
505-988-4266

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Today's show is a guest commentary by Craig Barnes. It was a talk given by Craig at Ghost Ranch on April 14, 2010. Ghost Ranch is an "Education and Retreat Center" with two locations in New Mexico: Abiquiu and Santa Fe.

We think that most of us live in real democracies where rule of law is the guiding principle but is it? It seems like Feudalism is still here and democracy is struggling to survive ... and not just in America but  ... on much of the planet.

Download Craig Barnes: Surviving Democracy in a Feudal World | Pop-up Viewer

Afghanistan provides a

"... modern example of continuing residual presence, on the planet, of Feudalism ...  "

Afghanistan in effect lives by the principles of

" ... truth telling is naive in public circumstances ..., ... no tradition of loyalty to the common good or public service on behalf of the common good ... , ... no limitation on use of violence against strangers ...  "

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