The Servility of the Satellites
The Snowden Affair and the Destruction of Effective Democracy in Europe

Johnstone, Diana
Date Written:  2013-07-05
Publisher:  CounterPunch
Year Published:  2013
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX15010

Recent revelations confirm the completion of the transformation of the "Western democracies" into something else, an entity that as yet has no recognized name. The outrage against the Bolivian President confirmed that this trans-Atlantic entity has absolutely no respect for international law, even though its leaders will make use of it when it suits them. But respect it, allow it to impede their actions in any way? Certainly not. And this disrespect for the law is linked to a more basic institutional change: the destruction of effective democracy at the national level.

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