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US Empire: American Exceptionalism Is No Shining City On a Hill

US Empire: American Exceptionalism Is No Shining City On a Hill

The concept of American exceptionalism is as old as the United States, and it implies that the country has a qualitative difference from other nations. This notion of being special gives Americans the sense that playing a lead role in world affair is part of their natural historic calling. However there is nothing historically exceptional [...]

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Bush-Clinton Mafia Dynasties Merry-Go-Round

Bush-Clinton Mafia Dynasties Merry-Go-Round

If a space or a time traveler would set his time ship’s dial to 2015, with the United States as its destination, one could think that a mandatory preparation for the journey to understand the US’ political system would be an attentive study of the Constitution. After all, the document, drafted in 1787 by the [...]

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US Military and NATO: Praetorian Guard of the Orwellian Empire

US Military and NATO: Praetorian Guard of the Orwellian Empire

The new world order is chaos Since the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, the United States has positioned itself, one administration after another, as a global supercop guarantor of world peace. Indeed, since the end of World War II, even as the US has projected its power worldwide through military might, its clever ideologues [...]

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Imperial Monroe Doctrine in Force: Quiet Coups in Latin America, the Case of Ecuador

Imperial Monroe Doctrine in Force: Quiet Coups in Latin America, the Case of Ecuador

The appearance of stability in Latin America is preferable to any kind of political upheaval. The Monroe Doctrine is very much in force, but from a superficial look at elections and the constitutional order, one might surmise that the simultaneous United States-sponsored military regimes in Argentina, Brazil and Chile during the 1970s could not happen [...]

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The Oil Cold War: An Attack on Russia, Iran, Venezuela and the Environment

The Oil Cold War: An Attack on Russia, Iran, Venezuela and the Environment

Prices of gas at the pumps in the United States have declined by a remarkable 42 percent since August 2014. This acute drop in gasoline prices is, of course, the consequence of a crash in the value of crude oil traded on the global market. Specifically, in early August 2014, crude oil was trading on [...]

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