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United States of America: The Lowest Common Denominator Empire

United States of America: The Lowest Common Denominator Empire

Like a bottle of milk, all empires have their expiration date. Rome lasted a millennium; the French and British empires had a global reach for centuries. Others were not as successful and disappeared in a few years. This was, of course, the case for the psychotic empire that Adolf Hitler tried to create. He thought […]

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The Empire Is Collapsing, and Americans Will Be the Last to Know

The Empire Is Collapsing, and Americans Will Be the Last to Know

50 years from now historians will probably be writing about the fall of the American empire. But history is writing itself furiously in the present, accelerated by the revolution of global freedom of information. What would have taken years to unlikely gather is accessible to anyone with a few strokes on a computer keyboard. So […]

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Are Christian, Jewish and Muslim Fundamentalists Taking Us Back to the Dark Ages?

Are Christian, Jewish and Muslim Fundamentalists Taking Us Back to the Dark Ages?

German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche announced, more than 120 years ago, that “God Is Dead.” In light of the global events of the last decade, Nietzsche’s assessment was merely wishful thinking. His widely quoted statement was first expressed in Die Frohliche Wissenschaft (The Gay Science) and again in his most famous book Thus Spoke Zarathustra. Nietzsche’s […]

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Free Market Capitalism: A Bipolar Vicious Cycle of Boom and Bust

Free Market Capitalism: A Bipolar Vicious Cycle of Boom and Bust

What most economists are still calling “The Great Recession” officially started in December 2007. However, the global financial meltdown started a bit later, in the fall of 2008, in the United States. Calling this massive global crash “recession” was always an understatement made to avoid a complete global panic. A more accurate term would have […]

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AFRICOM: The US Military’s Growing Role in Africa

AFRICOM: The US Military’s Growing Role in Africa

Few people are aware of the existence of AFRICOM, at least not in the United States. AFRICOM stand for United States Africa Command, and it is part of the foreign policy legacy of former US President George W. Bush. The neocon ideology of global US empire, prevalent during the Bush era, was at play in […]

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