It was the communist leaders who lamented on the equilibrium between industry and agriculture that kept America so strong. Lenin insisted American manufacturing had to suffer severe blows before global communism could become a reality. And so it has. Modern Americans are to depend on communist China to bring back American jobs.... how's that for a communitarian synthesis between communism and capitalism?
The Beijing feels the , sparked by U.S. financial industry excesses, vindicates its authoritarian leadership. is the United States' biggest foreign creditor with $800 billion of federal U.S. debt, which gives it extraordinary power in the relationship. And
Obama told Americans that there can be no solutions to Pacific nations. Repeating a theme he used abroad, Obama told the U.S. audience that the discussions directly affect U.S. national security. or energy without the cooperation of Asian andhttp://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20091121/ap_on_bi_ge/us_obama_jobs
Years ago Nordica opined that the real NWO leaders were Chinese women playing ma jong (sp?). We both agreed that it makes perfect sense that the power behind communitarianism would be content to remain unseen. We decided anyone we could identify was not at the top, because the real top is content to let the negative attention fall on their most obvious agents (like the Rothschilds, Bilderbergs, Rockefellers etc) and all their most visable authoritarian programs.
Innovations in Participation: Citizen Engagement in Deliberative Democracy
Democratic governance depends on citizen participation to mitigate corruption, harness public energy, and remain responsive to community needs. Citizen activism can be a productive check on the expansion of special interests as the public determines where its government's priorities should lie. Both in developing and developed countries, innovators continue to explore a range of strategies engaging communities to deliver social services, defuse conflict, improve public sector accountability, and raise public opinion about quality of governance. This panel examined several such innovations to consider new ways to engage citizens in building fair and effective government.
* Professor Archon Fung, Harvard Kennedy School
* Mr. Richard Dobson, Founder of Asiye Etafuleni, South Africa
* Mr. Robert Miller, Director of the Minneapolis Neighborhood Revitalization Program, USA
* Dr. Henry Tam, Deputy Director of Community Empowerment Delivery, UK