Sunday, April 14, 2024

Tag: American history

Is America great enough to learn great lessons from great Trump...

Either we learn from failures (threats, disruptions, chaos, illegality) or we invite being buried by them.

Right-wing mayhem regorges Social Darwinism, poster child for scandalous, authoritarian bunk

History does not repeat, but in this case it emphatically rhymes. With Trumpist war cries for his New Nazism, we cannot avoid the obvious parallels.

Four corrosive ‘bad myths’ batter America until unifying ‘good myths’ regain...

History depicts the battle between “bad myths” that divide, even destroy, vs the “good myths” that speak to the grandeur of the American experiment.

The massive roadblocks standing in the way of American greatness

Can the America of today be considered one of the greatest nations in the world?

The Great Disconnect Part 1…

The majority of Americans at that time, and even now, never dared to question what our government and embedded media shoveled at them.

How ‘historic’ are we?

Truth to tell, the word historic does get tossed around rather loosely these days.

Redacting democracy: Blacking out the record of the grimmest aspects of...

“The struggle of man against power is the struggle of memory against forgetting.” Today, Americans are forgetting.

A plutocratic coup

We tend to believe that plots to overthrow the government are totally foreign to our national character. But we do do coups.

A tale of American hubris

Or five lessons in the history of American defeat.

Four Score and Seven Years Ago… at Disney World

Have we been living in a futuristic science fiction novel through the most bizarre American century yet? Tom Engelhardt discusses the demobilization of the American people and the spectacle of the 2016 elections.

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Is it inflation? Or is it ‘greedflation?’

Inflation is dropping, but prices aren’t coming down. So how can this be?

Tennessee’s bold move: Arming educators as a countermeasure to rising school shootings

The bill under scrutiny mandates that teachers wishing to carry concealed weapons undergo 40 hours of specialized training, alongside mental health evaluations and background checks.

The break-up?

Are the United States and Israel no longer friends?