American History for Truthdiggers: A Once, Always, and Future Empire

This is an American History series written by Danny Sjursen, a US Army major who taught history at West Point. It is the same history we all learned in high school, except the bullshit has been removed. Enlightening... by Danny Sjursen edited by O Society October 2, 2019 Editor’s note: The past is prologue. The stories … Continue reading American History for Truthdiggers: A Once, Always, and Future Empire

Trump Is the Perverse Personification of American Exceptionalism

by Sasha Abramsky  edited by O Society July 1, 2019 When the president of the United States doesn’t hesitate to wade into the domestic politics of allied nations, and goes into attack-dog mode against political figures in those countries, it sends a strong signal both that traditional alliances are breaking down, and also that in … Continue reading Trump Is the Perverse Personification of American Exceptionalism

The View from Abroad – America as Others See It

American Homeless picking their way through garbage by Fred Reed Unz edited by O Society June 19, 2019 Americans are brought up to believe that the United States is a shining city on a hill, a light to mankind, that the world envies us for our values and freedoms, and hates us because we have … Continue reading The View from Abroad – America as Others See It

Could a lack of humility be at the root of what ails America?

by Frank McAndrew Conversation edited by O Society May 23, 2019 There are a lot of reasons behind the political polarization of the country and the deterioration of civic discourse. I wonder if a lack of humility is one of them. In his recent book, “The Death of Expertise,” national security expert Tom Nichols described … Continue reading Could a lack of humility be at the root of what ails America?

It’s Not Just About Oil…

Yes, the latest research confirms Venezuela is so rich in natural resources, it could single-handedly satisfy all global demand for oil, for over 30 years. And it has much more than oil to offer, in its Orinoco basin, and in other areas of the country. by Andre Vltchek New Eastern Outlook edited by O Society … Continue reading It’s Not Just About Oil…

Has the US Lost Its Military Supremacy Over Russia?

by Ron Ridenour Counterpunch edited by O Society April 8, 2019 When I first heard of Andrei Martyanov, I was skeptical about his intentions. Born in Baku, Azerbaijan, USSR, 1963, he became a naval officer and expert on Russian military and naval issues. He took part in conflicts in the Caucasus. In mid-1990s, he moved … Continue reading Has the US Lost Its Military Supremacy Over Russia?