Monday, July 13, 2020

Tag: American history

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.

VIDEO: A CIA Tie to JFK Assassination? Book on Ex-Director Allen...

David Talbot, author of "The Devil’s Chessboard: Allen Dulles, the CIA, and the Rise of America’s Secret Government," re-investigates John F. Kennedy’s assassination in Dallas in 1963. Did CIA officials have a possible role in Kennedy’s death?

Writing History Before It Happens

With an emphasis on the U.S. national security state and its follies, Tom Engelhardt explores nine repeat headlines, each a "surefire" news story guaranteed to appear sometime in the U.S. news stream between June 2015 and the unknown future.

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Key US ally indicted for organ trade murder scheme

Is this the final unraveling of the Western narrative of "humanitarian intervention" in Kosovo, and a crack in the "accountability-free zone" of impunity for U.S. and allied war crimes?

A ‘historic day’ as federal judge orders shutdown and removal of Dakota Access Pipeline

This is the first time a federal judge has closed an operating pipeline for environmental reasons.

The social impact of the Second Amendment

The state should be permitted to disarm its citizens to the extent it judges necessary to protect its own strength to protect its society.

Who for Veep?

The big question for Bernie-ites is who they want for vice-president.

California bill to establish nation’s second public bank applauded as ‘historic challenge to Wall...

"We can structure a bank that actually is accountable to the people and does what the people want it to do."