The Politics of America

My son is in his 3rd year of a Politics degree and my husband’s Great Uncle was Dr Ivan Ribar, the First President of Yugoslavia, who was succeeded by Tito.

Needless to say the Political banter in our house is rife. They showed me this article by David Miliband which in my opinion merits a share.

Some excerpts:

” We need to take the politics of America as a warning.”

“The top 400 American families in terms of income pay lower tax rates than the working class.”

“African Americans are a little over 10 per cent of the total population, but a third of the prison population.”

“These divisions are compounded by the Balkanisation of the media.”

“We must not wait until we reach American levels of division and dysfunction to learn that we need to work hard to sustain the liberal democracy that we are lucky to inherit.”

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