Today we must also remember how our leaders exploited 911 for political ends.
The other day I was cleaning chicken and stopped cold when I realized there were still feathers on the piece I was handling
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Seldom has the target of the hateful message benefited. American race-based politics has its roots back in the 17th century
In these situations, who do you root for? Who are the "good guys?" The Deeper Conversation We Need to Have Equally immutable
Despite the epic nature of this story, I didn't find many recent articles, besides a few blog posts and a smattering of academic
The United States is a peculiar sort of empire. Americans have been in what might be called imperial denial since the Spanish-American War of 1898. The U.S. not only denies its imperial ambitions, but shrouds them in a curiously American brand of Christianized liberation theology.
Really, you didn't hear a peep about all those bases? If you don't get the way this country has garrisoned the planet, if you never notice its empire of bases, there is no way to grasp its imperial nature, which perhaps is the point.
Eastwood's Kyle an American hero? No doubt. But Eastwood's Kyle increasingly shows us that what has become equated with "American" is increasingly dangerous, naïve, and ignorant.
It's human nature to want to believe in the rightness of our own actions and intentions. But it's precisely human nature that is the problem; the fact that human evil is predictable does not make it excusable. We must be willing to consider ourselves culpable, and to put ourselves at risk.