All Articles on American Exceptionalism

Pro-government supporters attend a rally against U.S. President Donald Trump in Caracas, Venezuela in 2018. (Photo: Ueslei Marcelino/Reuters) Views
Venezuela: The U.S.'s 68th Regime Change Disaster
The only things that will force such a radical change in U.S. policy are public outrage, education and organizing, and international solidarity with the people of Venezuela
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A recent local poll shows that 86 percent of Venezuelans oppose military intervention, while 81 percent already disagree with the current US sanctions. (Photo: Screenshot) Views
The ‘Venezuelan People’ Are Whoever Agrees With Donald Trump
It also appears that the media have decided that “the people” want regime change, after all
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It’s also a brilliant way to marginalize the proponents of disarmament and keep the cash flowing endlessly to the military industrialists of the world. Even though nukes must never be used, we have to keep upgrading our stash. (Photo: Devin/Flickr/cc) Views
Disarmament, Not Low-Yield Nukes
The development of nuclear weapons is humanity’s apex. We can have them but we can’t use them.
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Venezuela’s economic miseries are largely homegrown, and they are particularly painful given the huge oil resources at the country’s command.(Photo: Shutterstock) Views
Venezuela: No to Intervention, No to Maduro
The left has a proud tradition of both democracy and anti-imperialism. It’s critical to keep both traditions in mind when addressing the current crisis in Venezuela
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"The U.S. is trying to overthrow the government of Venezuela and that it will be willing to use violence, to use military force, if necessary." (Photo: Democracy Now) News
'US Trying to Overthrow the Government of Venezuela,' Warns Veteran Journalist Allan Nairn
Ousting Madura, privatizing Venezuela's oil, and war criminals
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Venezuela’s opposition leader, Juan Guaidó, speaks during a rally in Caracas, Venezuela on Jan. 26. (Photo: Andres Martinez Casares/Reuters) Views
Why I Strongly Oppose U.S. Intervention in Venezuela
Before we intervene in another nation, we must, at the very least, pause to ask whether our efforts will make a bad situation even worse
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Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro announces he is breaking relations with the U.S., to supporters from a balcony at Miraflores presidential palace in Caracas, Venezuela, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019. (Photo: AP Photo/Ariana Cubillo) Views
Trump Cranks up the Miseries of the People of Venezuela
It is a time for diplomacy and for restraint, not another intervention that unleashes violence that we surely will come to regret
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Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro flashes victory signs, declaring he will prevail amid a "coup," during a press conference at Miraflores presidential palace in Caracas, Venezuela, on Friday. (Photo: Ariana Cubillos / AP) Views
Your Complete Guide to the N.Y. Times’ Support of U.S.-Backed Coups in Latin America
A survey of The New York Times archives shows the Times editorial board has supported 10 out of 12 American-backed coups in Latin America
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These US interventions, both direct and indirect, have resulted in dozens of regime changes over the course of more than a century. (Photo: Edilzon Gamez/Getty Images) Views
Here's How Venezuela Can Achieve a Peaceful Resolution to the Crisis
Instead of a US-led regime change, the two sides need to share power temporarily, until new elections, perhaps in 2021
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Turn now to the invasion of Iraq: in May 2003, President George W. Bush cockily announced “Mission Accomplished” from the deck of an aircraft carrier, only to see victory in Baghdad degenerate into insurgency and a quagmire conflict that established conditions for the rise of the Islamic State. (Photo: DVIDSHUB/flickr/cc) Views
The U.S. Military’s Lost Wars
Overfunded, overhyped, and always over there
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