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Third Worlding It: Evidence of a De-Evolving U.S.?

Posted on January 14, 2010

Angry nationalism shouts down prudence. Disproportionate military spending threatens economic wellbeing. Industry has its hand so deep in the government's purse that private enterprise is becoming public property. The currency falters, the infrastructure crumbles and a supine media, once a watchdog of the powerful, happily licks the strongman's hand.

If the picture looks familiar, that's because we've seen it many times before, from Argentina to Chile to Russia. The U.S. is third worlding.

Going South:
From macho militarism to official corruption, America increasingly resembles a Third World nation.

by Ximena Ortiz
January 2010 The American Conservative

In this articulate, insightful, yet highly accessible and blunt analysis, Ximena Ortiz makes a compelling case for the argument the United States is becoming it's own worst enemy: a militaristic, corrupt, Third World State.