The United States just can't seem to come to grips with a new reality - that most of the world's people live in the 'Old World' on the other side of the planet, that Russia, China and some other nations have decided to assert themselves as regional powers, that China eventually will be a superpower, that nations over there have decided to manage their own affairs without the interference of the US, and that there are now limits to what we can control 'over there.' It has reached the point where the bunglers who manage foreign policy in this country feel that we have to do something over there, even if we don't know what we are doing and even if our actions usually produce outcomes that are worse for our interference. The cold war is over and the US is trying to revive it, even though the red menace no longer exists. If this country can't come to grips with the reality that it is no longer the big dog in every corner of the world, it will slide into irrelevance or, worse, start a nuclear war. American exceptionalism will render the country a has-been. It's long past time for this country to extract its head from its posterior and come to grips with its new role in the world, before we bankrupt ourselves in more hopeless military quagmires.
If Mourinho is the executive chef of his kitchen, Faria’s role in the staff has constantly changed. From being the sous chef and assisting his head while at Porto, Chelsea and Inter, three clubs where Mourinho was given majority of the control, he has slowly and unconventionally evolved into the maître d, handling matters of his team and taking the responsibilities of maintaining order amongst the side, as seen at Real and Manchester United, two clubs that come with history, values, expectations and integrity that Mourinho needed to adhere to.
Another reason why the omnipotence of “wealth” is more certain in a democratic republic is that it does not depend on defects in the political machinery or on the faulty political shell of capitalism. A democratic republic is the best possible political shell for capitalism, and, therefore, once capital has gained possession of this very best shell (through the Palchinskys, Chernovs, Tseretelis and Co.), it establishes its power so securely, so firmly, that no change of persons, institutions or parties in the bourgeois-democratic republic can shake it.