Caesar Has Won

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I never really thought this could happen. I understand the rightful rise of antiestablishment politics, but I feel that this is very much a devastating showcase of the fragility of democracy. In dire times extremists and populists always rise up, and in a country where half the population is poor this electoral result should not be too much of a surprise considering his establishment opponent. His VP is even more terrifying to me. While Trump is an incompetent non-thinker, Mike Pence is a smart, hardliner with a very religious and creationist bent. I really did think our country would not get duped like this. This is the American Brexit. Leaders like Trump are rising everywhere(Britain, France, Philippines, Greece). Brace for impact. Caesar has won.

 

Erdogan’s Erosion of Turkish Democracy and Secularism: Post Failed Coup

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President Recip Tayip Erdogan has begun to increase his power grab on the nation of Turkey, using the recent failed split military coup d’├ętat against his as pretext. While helping to boost the Turkish economy, Erdogan has been endlessly been trying to change Turkey from a Kemalist, secular, republic into an islamist theocracy.

Some great material to read further on the matter would be the following:

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-36838347

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-36838347

https://www.netflix.com/watch/80098793?trackId=14170289&tctx=0%2C6%2C518f4de2-4881-451d-9dbb-c3f2e9cdd576-143370789

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