A study, to appear in the Fall 2014 issue of the academic journal Perspectives on Politics, finds that the U.S. is no democracy, but instead an oligarchy, meaning profoundly corrupt, so that the answer to the study’s opening question, “Who governs? Who really rules?” in this country, is:
Do you know what the White House in Washington, the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty in New York, the obelisk in the centre of Buenos Aires, the facades of the airport and museums in Cairo and Tokyo have in common with the St George Church in Arandjelovac, Serbia?
They were all made from the same high quality marble, mined from one small place in central Serbia, Vencac in Arandjelovac.
|—||Bobby Sommer (via fallin-in-lust)|
photos by muhammed muheisen of some of the over 1.6 million registered afghan refugees in pakistan, the largest and most protracted refugee population in the world. most, as seen in the photos, live in the outskirts of islamabad and rawalpindi, many without electricity, running water and other basic services.
"Serbia without Kosovo is like a human being without a soul"
-Verica, Serbian refugee from Kosovo
It was in a book I was reading it was pretty interesting to get a look at everyone’s views.
Anyone interested its called :With Their Backs to the World: Portraits from Serbia
The word sword comes from the Old English sweord, cognate to swert, "to wound, to cut".
The sword is symbolic of liberty and strength. In the Middle Ages, the sword was often used as a symbol of the word of God. The names given to many swords in mythology, literature, and history reflect the high prestige of the weapon and the wealth of the owner.
Gordon Parks, Partially costumed showgirls play chess backstage at the Latin Quarter nightclub, New York, 1958