Tag Archives: American Exceptionalism

Scott Squires :
METRO | Sustainability as solidarity

Imagining a new eco-political ideology for the American Left. By Scott Squires | The Rag Blog | December 7, 2016 AUSTIN — In the middle of a sweaty crowd blocking traffic on the Congress Street Bridge Wednesday night, November 9, … finish reading Scott Squires :
METRO | Sustainability as solidarity

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Harry Targ :
Obama and the myth that ‘war works’

Twentieth century narratives of international relations are no longer relevant (if they ever were). By Harry Targ | The Rag Blog | September 16, 2014 President Barack Obama spoke to the nation Wednesday night, September 10, about the need to … finish reading Harry Targ :
Obama and the myth that ‘war works’

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Jack A. Smith :
Obama’s foreign policy bait and switch

Obama focused on defending his policies from the warhawks instead of the ‘pivot’ to Asia and maintenance of unilateral global hegemony. By Jack A. Smith | The Rag Blog | June 22, 2014 President Obama chose to ignore the most … finish reading Jack A. Smith :
Obama’s foreign policy bait and switch

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Harry Targ :
Obama’s ‘glass is half-empty’ foreign policy

It is the non-military parts of the Obama speech that peace activists should mobilize around, weak as they are. By Harry Targ | The Rag Blog | June 8, 2014 President Obama has retrenched U.S. global engagement in a way … finish reading Harry Targ :
Obama’s ‘glass is half-empty’ foreign policy

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Harry Targ : Revisiting ‘American Exceptionalism’

Beacon to the world? Image from Wikimedia Commons. Was Putin right? Revisiting ‘American exceptionalism’ A better future and the survival of the human race require us to realize, as Paul Robeson suggested, that what is precious about humanity is not … finish reading Harry Targ : Revisiting ‘American Exceptionalism’

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RAG RADIO / Thorne Dreyer : Jim Turpin on the Myth of ‘American Exceptionalism’

Jim Turpin, center, with Rag Radio’s Tracey Schulz, left, and Thorne Dreyer in the KOOP studios, Austin, Texas, July 13, 2012.Rag Radio interview:Peace activist Jim Turpinon the myth of ‘American exceptionalism’ By Rag Radio / The Rag Blog / July … finish reading RAG RADIO / Thorne Dreyer : Jim Turpin on the Myth of ‘American Exceptionalism’

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Jim Turpin : The Myth of ‘American Exceptionalism’

Image from The America Issue. Inset image below from Reuters and The American. Let me count the ways: The myth of ‘American Exceptionalism’ By Jim Turpin | The Rag Blog | July 6, 2012 “The position of the Americans is therefore … finish reading Jim Turpin : The Myth of ‘American Exceptionalism’

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Paul Rosenberg : American Deceptionalism

Photo by Gallo / Getty Images / Al Jazeera.American Deceptionalism Under the growing influence of the 1 per cent, American exceptionalism has become American deceptionalism. By Paul Rosenberg / Progressive America Rising / November 30, 2011 From the dawn of … finish reading Paul Rosenberg : American Deceptionalism

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Robert Jensen : The Power and Limits of Social Movements

Image from The Democracy Center.The power — and limits — of social movements Dissidents not only have to be willing to tell the truth about the delusions of the dominant culture, but make sure we don’t fall into delusions of … finish reading Robert Jensen : The Power and Limits of Social Movements

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Robert Jensen : The Anguish in the American Dream

The Anguish in the American Dream By Robert Jensen / The Rag Blog / June 27, 2011 Robert Jensen will discuss the American Dream and more as Thorne Dreyer‘s guest on Rag Radio, Friday, July 8, 2011, 2-3 p.m. (CDT) … finish reading Robert Jensen : The Anguish in the American Dream

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Robert Jensen : ‘Greatest Nation’ Rhetoric Comes Roaring Back

The burden of being exceptional. Captain America graphic from Statue Marvels.American exceptionalism:‘Greatest nation’ rhetoric roars back By Robert Jensen / The Rag Blog / January 4, 2011 My greatness as a writer is simply a fact. You don’t agree? Well, … finish reading Robert Jensen : ‘Greatest Nation’ Rhetoric Comes Roaring Back

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Howard Zinn on the 4th of July : Put Away the Flags

Image by Darren Wamboldt / Shutterstock / Journal of the American Enterprise Institute.The self-deception of exceptionalism:Put away the flags By Howard Zinn / July 3, 2010 [People’s historian Howard Zinn died on January 7, 2010. This piece was originally distributed … finish reading Howard Zinn on the 4th of July : Put Away the Flags

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