Recently the strange science witchdoctors who do their National Security State and Military scientificism in the service of protecting the homeland (and destabilizing the homelands of others with secret invasions and drone monitoring/assassination campaigns) announced that is right now researching the capacities for deep brain stimulators to override humanity, compassion, moral impulses and empathy, while at the same time highlighting the killing instinct, desensitizing the natural human aversion to unspeakable violence and sublimating the fear of our great and good American (and also human) soldiers.
|By: acmerecords Friday September 13, 2013 7:04 pm|
The self-styled professor Elizabeth O’Bagy was fired by the non-profit organization based in Washington DC that is called the Institute for the Study of War. The Institute fired O’Bagy for lying, and for many Americans – ain’t too surprising to find that there is a liar in DC.
|By: Peterr Wednesday September 11, 2013 4:45 am|
At the end of President Obama’s speech on Syria and the necessity of acting against the Assad regime, he offered a most exceptional definition of American exceptionalism. Sadly, I think the definition he offered fits more than he realizes.
|By: Jeff Connaughton Saturday April 13, 2013 1:59 pm|
Edward Luce’s book has been widely praised as carefully balanced and filled with evocative analysis and reportage. With a cast of dozens of academic, business and governmental thinkers, it wrestles with America’s relative economic decline, how the global economy is increasingly siphoning away America’s ability to innovate and manufacture, and a wide range of U.S. policy failures from education to healthcare to reinventing government. Too often Internet-entranced readers like me look for distillations to digest quickly, rather than dwell on the fascinating interviews, anecdotal treasure chest, and hard-nosed analyses in Mr. Luce’s detailed yet highly entertaining book.
|By: Jerome Armstrong Saturday December 1, 2012 1:59 pm|
How is the world going to end? The Last Myth starts out by examining the American fascination with the end of the world, and ends by explaining the consequences for maintaining this worldview.
|By: Glenn W. Smith Sunday July 1, 2012 9:30 am|
Sometimes it seems like the term “American exceptionalism” could refer only to a politico-economic theory that says, “Screw everybody except me.”
It is hard to explain the hard Right’s hatred of health care reform any other way. Despite their phony spin about a government “power-grab” and such, what motivates them is a need to define themselves in terms of the anguish of others. They can’t be exceptional if others aren’t demonstrably unexceptional.
|By: Alvin McEwen Monday October 10, 2011 7:20 am|
Thanks to last weekend’s “Values Voters” Summit, I am learning that I am not an ordinary gay American. Apparently I am Darth Vader: evil, out to destroy the Republic, and a threat to public health.
|By: Blue Texan Wednesday December 22, 2010 10:30 am|
Yeah, we’re exceptional, all right.
|By: Eli Tuesday November 9, 2010 6:01 pm|
If America is the best country in the world, how come we’re such a complete basketcase?
|By: Teddy Partridge Sunday July 4, 2010 8:01 pm|
Just as a reminder, here’s what some of us are celebrating today on this wonderful anniversary of our country’s founding.