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Dr. Basil Wilson

Commentary, Articles and Essays by Dr. Basil Wilson

The Panic Concerning Health Care

By | Commentaries/Opinions, Dr Basil Wilson

By Basil Wilson for Carib News – The Town Hall meetings when House and Senate Representatives find the courage to face anguished constituents, vividly portrays the concern of the American people in regards to health care.  We are presently in a state of purgatory with a bill passed by the House of Representatives and an ad hoc Committee in the Senate busy trying to concoct its own alternative to the…

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Commentary, Articles and Essays by Dr. Basil Wilson

The Arab Spring and the Corrosion of Democracy

By | Commentaries/Opinions, Dr Basil Wilson

By Basil Wilson, Carib News On January 25, 2011 when thousands of young people in Egypt rose up against the undemocratic and corrupt Hosni Mubarak regime, there was great hope for the establishment of democracy throughout the Middle East. The new generation of Egyptians who communicated over social media, confronted soldiers and were determined to break the back of the Mubarak dictatorship. With the mass protest, the military decided not…

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Commentary, Articles and Essays by Dr. Basil Wilson

A Clash of Civilization in America

By | Commentaries/Opinions, Dr Basil Wilson

For Carib News 1/25/17 When Samuel Huntington, the late Harvard Political Scientist wrote his provocative work, A Clash of Civilization, he was referring to the world of western civilization clashing with Islamic civilization but over the inaugural weekend, it is clear that what we are witnessing in America is a clash of civilization about the future of America. On Friday, January 20, 2017, Donald J. Trump took the oath from the Chief…

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Commentary, Articles and Essays by Dr. Basil Wilson

The Asundering of the Bodypolitic

By | Commentaries/Opinions, Dr Basil Wilson

For Carib News 1/18/17 We are approaching a strange week in American history. In the same week that the nation celebrated the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. in the latter part of that week, the nation will observe the swearing in of the 45th President of the United States. What a contrast in personalities. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. became the symbol of the finest moral movement in America and Donald…

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Commentary, Articles and Essays by Dr. Basil Wilson

The Legitimacy of the 2016 Presidential Election

By | Commentaries/Opinions, Dr Basil Wilson

For Carib News 1/12/17 On January 20, 2017, Donald J. Trump will be sworn in as the 45th President of the United States of America. Under normal circumstances, this would be a glorious occasion. But in Mr. Trump’s inaugural swearing in, there will be concerns about the legitimacy of his Presidency. The unclassified reports of America’s leading intelligence agencies unequivocally state that President Vladimir Putin and Russian apparatchik interfered in America’s democratic…

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