America’s Corruption Is a National Security Threat

Donald Trump is but one symptom of a wider problem, one which weakens the United States on the international stage. by Stephen Walt Foreign Policy edited by O Society March 27, 2019 If  we’ve been paying attention, Americans received some rude wake-up calls in recent years. What unpleasant news do these messages convey? Our country is much … Continue reading America’s Corruption Is a National Security Threat

We Must Apply Our Universal Values to All Nations. Only Then Will We Achieve Peace.

by Ilhan Omar Washington Post March 18, 2019 ince I began my first term in Congress, I have sought to speak openly and honestly about the scale of the issues our country faces — whether it is ending the crippling burden of student debt, tackling the existential threat of climate change or making sure no one … Continue reading We Must Apply Our Universal Values to All Nations. Only Then Will We Achieve Peace.

A belief in meritocracy is not only false: it’s bad for you

by Clifton Mark Aeon edited by O Society Mar 13, 2019 ‘We are true to our creed when a little girl born into the bleakest poverty knows that she has the same chance to succeed as anybody else …’   ~ Barack Obama, inaugural address, 2013  ‘We must create a level playing field for American companies and workers.’ … Continue reading A belief in meritocracy is not only false: it’s bad for you

The Decline of American Science

by Edward Dougherty   American Affairs Winter 2019 Imagine sitting in front of your television in 1969, watching the Apollo lunar landing, and noting the marvels of modern engineering. The person sitting next to you responds, “Oh yes, but this is a passing fad; soon we will return to premodern engineering. Groping in the dark requires … Continue reading The Decline of American Science

Many Voters Think Trump’s a Self-Made Man. What Happens When You Tell Them Otherwise? 4 American Narratives

https://youtu.be/vvCtwDAQta0 by Robert Reich Guardian Mar 4, 2019 edited by O Society Donald Trump perfected the art of telling a false story about himself and about America. The way to counter fake narratives is to tell a real story of America. A People’s History Of The United States – Howard Zinn Trump’s story is by now … Continue reading Many Voters Think Trump’s a Self-Made Man. What Happens When You Tell Them Otherwise? 4 American Narratives

Bernie Sanders’ Two-Pronged Attack on American Exceptionalism/ “Socialism” Lost It’s Meaning in American Politics

  Bernie Sanders thinks America needs many of the same things other countries need. Photo: PETE MAROVICH/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock by Ed Kilgore Intelligencer Feb 21, 2019 Anyone paying attention to the early stages of the 2020 presidential campaign is probably aware Bernie Sanders -in sharp contrast to his focus in 2016 - now is spending a lot … Continue reading Bernie Sanders’ Two-Pronged Attack on American Exceptionalism/ “Socialism” Lost It’s Meaning in American Politics

The American Dream is Killing Us

by Mark Manson Imagine this: you’re a kid again, and you want to sell lemonade in your neighborhood. So you set up your little lemonade stand with your cardboard sign written in crayon and get to work. The first day, one person comes and buys some lemonade. Then the second day, two people come. Then … Continue reading The American Dream is Killing Us