All Articles on American Exceptionalism

"US CALL SET VENEZUELA PLAN IN MOTION": Venezuelan Minister of Foreign Affairs, Jorge Alberto Arreaza, addresses the United Nations Security Council while holding up a newspaper in a meeting which was requested by the United States to offer a statement on the current situation in for Venezuela on January 26, 2019 in New York City.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images) Views
Venezuela: ‘Let Trump Be Trump’
'All options are on the table': Everybody knows that’s US government speak for 'we may invade you'
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“We continue to hold the illegitimate Maduro regime directly responsible for any threats it may pose to the safety of the Venezuelan people.” (Photo: White House on Flickr) Views
Trump Backs Overthrow Of Venezuelan President, Recognizes Right-Wing Opposition Figure As Leader
“Don’t trust the gringos. They don’t have friends or loyalties. They only have interests, guts, and the ambition to take Venezuela’s oil, gas, and gold.”
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'Terrible News' for GOP as Survey Shows Generation Z Shaping Up To Be Most Progressive Ever
"This data suggests there is a reason why Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez gets so much heat from conservatives—she and this new congressional class not only represent the demographic changes that scare some, but she embodies the ideological trends, too."
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Americans share the vital interest of the rest of the world in dismantling the U.S. empire and starting to work with all our neighbors to build a peaceful, just and sustainable post-imperial future that we all can share. (Photo: Screenshot) Views
The Hidden Structure of U.S. Empire
This irresponsible empire has squandered the resources of our own and other nations and spawned existential dangers that threaten the whole world, from nuclear war to environmental crisis.
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The devastation of Henoko is part of a larger, world-wide U.S. imperialist footprint. What happens in Okinawa matters for Indigenous peoples everywhere. (Photo: AFP) Views
Stand with Okinawa
The Henoko base construction is framed by the history of colonization and racism against Okinawans, as well as by our ongoing resistance as we attempt to end the long era of U.S. occupation
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The Sanders Institute's Gathering Was About Saving the World, But It Was Not About Bernie Sanders
It was a small conference with big ideas and a deep sense of urgency. "We need to do it all," said one attendee. "We just simply need to do it all."
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The Missing Piece in the Gun Violence Discourse: The Porous Border Between Republic and Empire
It may not be a coincidence that the rise in the killings of unarmed civilians thrives at a time when America remains engaged in a multitude of wars, some visible, some not so visible.
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Think of these developments as establishing a potential formula for perpetual conflict that just might lead the United States into a truly cataclysmic war it neither needs nor can meaningfully win.(Photo: Debra Sweet/flickr/cc) Views
Planet of War
Still trapped in a greater middle eastern quagmire, the U.S. Military prepares for global combat
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George W. Bush Started an Immoral War. Now He's Getting the Liberty Medal
"Donald Trump's narcissistic embrace of racism, crudeness, and blatant lying is too easy to brand as un-American and 'not who we are.' But George W. Bush's militarism, empire-building, and hypocrisy in pursuit of those goals was maybe a little too American."
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The Vietnam War was obviously one of the most disastrous of this country’s past mistakes -- and the Pentagon's "50th Vietnam War commemoration" is a near-perfect example of how both national and military leaders and a willing public have avoided facing important truths about Vietnam and American wars ever since. (Photo: Quora/Wikimedia) Views
Disremembering Vietnam: On Making America’s Wars Great Again
The Pentagon whitewashes a troubling past
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