Benjamin Barber

Political theorist and author

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The 50 United States are accidents of history, unrelated to current population density or productivity. They were never designed to solve today's problems.

Will the United States Become the United Cities of America?

The 50 United States are accidents of history, unrelated to current population density or productivity. They were never designed to solve today's problems.

from To the Point

The 50 United States are accidents of history, unrelated to current population density or productivity. They were never designed to solve today's problems.

Will the United States Become the United Cities of America?

The 50 United States are accidents of history, unrelated to current population density or productivity. They were never designed to solve today's problems.

from To the Point

Secretary of State Clinton today denounced Libya's Moammar Gadhafi for using " mercenaries and thugs " against his own people. She said the US is considering "every option."

Arab Upheaval: Can Iran Take Advantage?

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