All Articles on American Exceptionalism

Activists gather in front of the U.S. embassy to demand peace for the Korean peninsula after the cancellation of the U.S. and North Korea summit on May 25, 2018 in Seoul, South Korea. (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images) Views
Toward A Truly Indigenous Peace in The Korean Peninsula
It’s time that American politicians, both Democratic and Republicans, give Koreans a chance to shape their own destiny.
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“Peace” is a feel-good delusion and “disarmament” (nuclear and otherwise) is the butt of a joke. (Image: CD/CC BY 2.0) Views
The American Way of War: Evolution Stops Here
There’s nothing in this controlling consciousness devoted to creating — or imagining — a world without nuclear weapons or a world free of war and poverty.
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A television report in Seoul, South Korea, shows President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. (Photo: Bloomberg /Jean Chung) Views
Trump’s Willful Ignorance Is Another Strain of American Exceptionalism
America is the “prize amateur nation in the world.”
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Pity the Right-Winger: He Gets No Respect!
Notes from the Never-Ending Culture Wars
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 "They may not fear a tamed, caged democracy, but they fear a reckless chaplain calling out in prayer for a fair system of taxation." (Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images) Views
Let the Prayer Continue
Let sanity — please, oh Lord — prevail, and the re-empowered voices of war and dominance return to shame and silence.
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Across significant parts of the Middle East in the years since, the U.S. has had a major hand in destroying not just tower after tower, but city after city  Fallujah, Ramadi, and Mosul in Iraq, Raqqa in Syria, Sirte in Libya. (Photo: Martyn Aim/Getty Images) Views
The Caliphate of Trump
And a planet in ruins.
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"The throwaway phrase assumes that there’s a legal — a moral — force at work protecting the security of Planet Earth. Only responsible, First World nations have been authorized to participate in the game of mutually assured destruction." (Credit: SSGT Phil Schmitten / DoD) Views
Peace and the Nuclear Paradox
“The most powerful weapons ever devised serve no other purpose but to prevent their use by others."
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Who Is the Real Nuclear Threat?
There is a range of acceptable debate inside the beltway, such as whether Iran is clandestinely building nuclear missiles. But too many dare not ask if a close ally has been doing the same for a generation.
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Senator Tim Kaine introduced a new authorized use of military force resolution with Sen. Bob Corker. (Photo via AFGE on Flickr) Views
Senate Proposal To Constrain Trump’s War Making Would Actually Expand Perpetual War
“Over the last sixteen years, we have witnessed the consequences of unfettered executive power in matters of war.”
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"With the rise of ISIS and the broader war on terror, members of Congress have shown their “opposition” to war by “calling for a vote” on the war without addressing the underlying substance of said war or how one would vote, should one take place." (Photo: Senate Democrats/Flickr/cc) Views
Democrats, Too, Love Trump's Wars
The reason Congress hasn’t sanctioned America’s perma-war is because they’re captured, with some notable exceptions, by the same national security apparatus as the past three administrations.
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