Back In The USSR: The New Face Of Totalitarianism

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Is the UK the new USSR?  And, if so, how far behind the parent, is its wily offspring, Uncle Sam?

Recent riots in Britain were officially labeled criminal acts of retaliation for the police shooting of a young black man in Tottenham, a poorer area of London.  But such a dramatic, countrywide response across numerous cities in England and Wales (made viral by the Internet) with participants from various social classes involved, was most certainly triggered not by that isolated event, but by growing social and economic inequities fueled further by the initiation of austerity measures  (specifically, education cuts) that had already incited student and union protests from Oxford to London in the later months of 2010.

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About kulturcritic

With a doctorate in religious studies from the University of Virginia and a master’s degree from the University of Chicago, Sandy had a ten-year academic career, with appointments at University of Virginia and the Colorado School of Mines. He spent the next twenty years in executive ranks at several of America’s largest international firms, including Computer Sciences Corporation, Ernst & Young, and General Electric. He has traveled extensively throughout Europe and North America, as well as parts of Eurasia and Africa. For the past five years Sandy has been living in Western Siberia with his wife and young child, teaching at the Pedagogical University and the Altai Institute for Law and Economics in Barnaul, Russia. Published works include VERONIKA: The Siberian's Tale (a novel), (Islands Press 2011) Apocalypse Of The Barbarians: Inquisitions On Empire (Islands Press, 2010), The Recovery of Ecstasy: Notebooks From Siberia (Booksurge, 2009), Recollective Resolve: A Phenomenological Understanding of Time and Myth (Mercer University Press, 1987), Ethical Decisionmaking Styles (Addison-Wesley Press, 1986), and Gandhi in the Postmodern Age: Issues in War and Peace (CSM Press,1984).
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