Welcome to the Carnival of the Decline of Democracy, Edition 2.23 - Blogging 'till the secret police take us away.
Starting us off this week of Veteran's Day is Ian Welsh, who points out the dangers of a professionalized army in which only a few serve, in Democracy And the Mobilization Society posted at The Agonist.
Charles H. Green looks at the de-humanizing (and expensive) effect of treating everybody with equal distrust in Terrorists and Convenience Stores: When Social Trust is Threatened posted at Trust Matters.
Does the FBI have a file on you (yet)? Judy Aron tells you how to find out in Get Your FBI File posted at Consent Of The Governed.
Holly Ord questions how a nation that prides itself on democracy and equality can allow millions to go without health care in America: The Country That Kills It’s Citizens posted at Menstrual Poetry.
In the satire department, Daveman presents Invasion of Iceland Imminent posted at BushFriedRice.
Finally, Jon Swift waxes eloquently about the 'right to be who you are not' in Pseudonym-Americans Fight Back posted at Jon Swift.
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