Submitted by MontanaMaven on Thu, 12/29/2011 - 2:23pm
(I've taken some excerpts from a piece I did in July 2008 on Sheldon Wolin's "Democracy Incorporated: Managed Democracy and the Specter of Inverted Totalitarianism. Wolin was a professor of politics at Princeton U. He was also Chalmers Johnson's professor. This book is especially important now that the Occupy movement is here and we can see the similarities and differences between now and the sixties.)
How did we get to this state of what Wolin calls inverted totalitarianism with its Superpowerness? Wolin says it corresponds to the consolidation of the media into a handful of corporations. Read below the fold...
Submitted by MontanaMaven on Thu, 12/29/2011 - 12:53pm
(First published on July 2008 on old Montanamaven.com site which disappeared into the night).
Stanley Kubrick’s last movie “Eyes Wide Shut” was about a young doctor who succeeds in getting invited to the ultimate party; a meeting of a secretive society of elites. Masks, feathers, naked women, and sadism. Creepy stuff. Could there be such a secret society?
We saw the secret but slightly less creepy version of a secret society in De Niro’s “The Good Shepherd” with the frivolity of a Skull and Bones party where the men retreated to back rooms to discuss how to keep America’s new Super power status going after World War II. Read below the fold...