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Can a Divided America Survive?

Can a Divided America Survive? – Victor Davis Hanson America is no more immune from collapse than were some of history’s most stable and impressive consensual governments. Fifth-century Athens, Republican Rome, Renaissance Florence and Venice, and many of the elected … Continue reading

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How I Became a Socialist by Helen Keller (born today 1880)

How I Became a Socialist For the present I should like to make a statement of my position and correct some false reports and answer some criticisms which seem to me unjust. First — How did I become a Socialist? … Continue reading

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Do People In Other Countries Feel This Way About Their Country?

Source:  Mandelman Matters  http://mandelman.ml-implode.com/2012/07/lost-pride-in-america-mine/ I’ve always felt nothing but unqualified anguish when thinking about the genocide that utterly destroyed the Native American people.  They lost their country and their lives to some of the most heinous acts ever committed. We … Continue reading

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Time to Get Crazy

Posted on Jul 2, 2012 By Chris Hedges Native Americans’ resistance to the westward expansion of Europeans took two forms. One was violence. The other was accommodation. Neither worked. Their land was stolen, their communities were decimated, their women and children were … Continue reading

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Everyday People and the American Revolution

We elevate the events of the American Revolution to near-mythical status all too often and forget that the real revolutionaries were people just like you and me. Caught up in the drama of Red Coats marching, muskets exploding and flags … Continue reading

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Why Is There So Much God in America’s Politics?

By Santiago Wills, Salon Posted on June 24, 2012, Printed on June 24, 2012 http://www.alternet.org/story/155971/why_is_there_so_much_god_in_america%27s_politics His silence about his faith notwithstanding, Mitt Romney will become the first Mormon to win a major-party presidential nomination. That could put more attention on … Continue reading

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How Our Demented Capitalist System Made America Insane

“We live in an age when news consists of…Kim Kardashian’s denial that she is the naked woman cooking eggs in a photo circulating on the Internet. ” Hedges: How Our Demented Capitalist System Made America Insane | Economy | AlterNet … Continue reading

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