All Articles on American Exceptionalism

"Better to keep these countries in misery and conflict, some reason, than to allow them to thrive while they defy the United States." (Photo: Thaer Mohammed/AFP/Getty) Views
The US Doesn’t Even Care About Syria — But We Keep the War Going
According to the logic behind American strategy in the Middle East — and the rest of the world — one of our principal goals should be to prevent peace or prosperity from breaking out in countries whose governments are unfriendly to us.
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 "If you want to measure the effectiveness of the U.S. military, note, for instance, that more than a decade and a half after its “Global War on Terror” was launched there are al-Qaeda affiliates in far more places than on September 12, 2001." (Photo: Larry Downing/Reuters) Views
A Tale of American Hubris
Or five lessons in the history of American defeat.
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This photo shows general view of the Wadi al-Salam, or “Valley of Peace” cemetery, which has swelled in size amid nearly non-stop fighting in Iraq, including 15 years of chaos since the American invasion in 2003.(Photo: AP) Views
America Pays Steep Price For Ignoring Crimes of George W. Bush Era
How did America get to this state of amnesia?
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"As a presidential candidate, Donald Trump promised to “bomb the shit” out of the Islamic State and he’s been as good as his word." (Photo: Debra Sweet/flickr/cc) Views
Trump to the International Community: Drop Dead
Washington takes on the world.
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"As outraged as many supporters of diplomacy have been at Trump’s appointments and policies, Bolton’s appointment reaches a new level." (Photo: File/AP) Views
John Bolton: The Essential Profile
"This appointment isn’t just unwise. It’s disastrous."
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Oh Magog! Apocalyptic Christianity Returns to U.S. Foreign Policy
Trump is no churchgoer. But for evangelicals, his hard right line on Israel and machinations against Iran make him an instrument of the endtimes.
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"As it turned out, that urge to take everything would prove the perfect launching pad for this country's decline." (Photo: Mr. Fish) Views
The Ultimate Blowback Universe
A planet boiling with unintended consequences.
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A Paraguayan protester dressed as "Uncle Sam" during a 2005 march in Asuncion, Paraguay, against U.S. military forces. (Jorge Saenz / AP) Views
The World Will Not Mourn the Decline of U.S. Hegemony
The death count resulting from “American Era” U.S. foreign policy runs well into the many millions.
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"Boot adds nothing to an already hawkish Post opinion section except a more extreme version of it." (Photo: Screenshot) Views
Another Warmonger Rewarded for Being Wrong on Iraq War
Max Boot joins WaPo opinion staff, where opinion was 91 percent in favor of Iraq invasion.
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'Trump continues to show us in new ways quite an old reality: how terrifying a force for destruction, possibly even on a planetary level, U.S. power can be." (Photo:Flickr/Joe Brusky/cc) Views
Creating an Empire of Graveyards?
At the Circus with Donald Trump.
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