Thursday, September 24, 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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Utah police release body cam video of officer shooting unarmed 13-year-old boy

The district attorney’s office is continuing to review the shooting and determine whether the officer was legally justified in firing his weapon at Cameron.

Will Michele Flournoy be the angel of death for the American empire?

Picking Michelle Flournoy to lead the Pentagon would be a tragic indication that Biden is truly hell-bent on squandering America’s future.

Morgan Stanley announces new climate commitment, first American bank to set target

The financial institute is the first major American bank to commit to "providing financing, expertise and thought leadership to support the transition to a low-carbon world."

War zone America?

Military families — most so much more than mine — have already suffered for far too long without watching our own country become a new war zone.