“ By October 1990, Germany was reunified, triggering the swift collapse of the other East European regimes. People celebrating the fall of the Berlin Wall. 

Thirteen months later, on December 25, 1991, Gorbachev resigned and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics dissolved. 

Then arose America the great, the hegemon, the lone super power, the assumed winner of the Cold War, the rise of democracy and imperialism, the export of American values and way of life as symbol of democracy peace and development, the world witnessed a lone superpower and an imposition of democracy to all weak fragile and conflict torn countries. 

At a point, American democracy became synonymous with civilized rule, human rights, modernity and development. America exported her democracy to Africa, Eastern Europe and even to the Middle East instigating the Arab Spring upheavals. 

This continued not until a few days ago when democracy was challenged in Washington DC by Trumps loyalists, after all, not all that glitters is gold, the weakness of Western democracy exposed, the US congress was desicreated, leading to an age long question in social sciences research, is democracy really the government of the majority  or the pretentious rule of a privileged minority? .........to be continued...,,,,........~Princewill Odidi 

Excerpts of my new article on “ Donald Trump thirteen long days to go”

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