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... The past is prologue. The stories we tell about ourselves and our forebears inform the sort of … Continue reading American History for Truthdiggers: A Once, Always, and Future Empire

We Must Stop War with Iran Before It’s Too Late

by Noam Chomsky In These Times edited by O Society May 31, 2019 Led by John Bolton, the Trump administration is pursues catastrophe to protect U.S. dominance. The threat of a U.S. attack on Iran is all too real. Led by John Bolton, the Trump administration is spinning tales of Iranian misdeeds. It is easy … Continue reading We Must Stop War with Iran Before It’s Too Late

“We’re Going to Take out 7 Countries in 5 Years: Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Somalia, Sudan & Iran”

America is at War with Seven Different Countries Right Now. How Many of these Countries Can You Name? General Wesley Clark could name them 12 years ago. Amy Goodman interviews General Wesley Clark DemocracyNow! March 2, 2007 edited by O Society Memorial Day May 27, 2019 This interview serves as a reminder regarding the diabolical timeline … Continue reading “We’re Going to Take out 7 Countries in 5 Years: Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Somalia, Sudan & Iran”

Russophobia: WMD (Weapon of Mass Deception)

by Jean Ranc Strategic Culture edited by O Society April 13, 2019 Resume: Russophobia, as psycho-social-political pathology, is diagnosed as a disorder in The West since before the 1000-year-old Roman-Orthodox religious schism and most recently manifested with a vengeance in the course of the 2013-14 with Edward Snowden’s revelations of mass surveillance by the US … Continue reading Russophobia: WMD (Weapon of Mass Deception)

Pax Americana: Sketches for an Undiplomatic History

by Daniel Sargent Diplomatic History The most succinct version of my argument goes like this. Continental conquest and early industrialization combined in the mid-twentieth century with the disparate impacts of the Second World War to make the United States exceptional. Over the twentieth century’s second half, the United States became less exceptional. The modernity America once modeled … Continue reading Pax Americana: Sketches for an Undiplomatic History

Is this the end of the American century?

  by Adam Tooze London Review of Books edited by O Society April 11, 2019 On 13 October 1806, a young German philosopher, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, had an encounter with world history. En route to their annihilation of the Prussian forces 24 hours later, Napoleon and his army were marching through the East German … Continue reading Is this the end of the American century?