In the Heart of a Dying Empire

National Security Advisor John Bolton, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, CIA Director Gina Haspel, Secretary of Defense James “Mad Dog” Mattis, and White House Chief of Staff John Kelly and so many like them remain deeply implicated in the path the country took in those years of geopolitical dreaming. They...

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The Folly of Empire

Chris Hedges truthdig http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/the_folly_of_empire_20131014 The final days of empire give ample employment and power to the feckless, the insane and the idiotic. These politicians and court propagandists, hired to be the public faces on the sinking ship, mask the real work of the crew, which is systematically robbing the passengers...

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It’s Time to Finally Admit We’re an Empire

David Sirota AlterNet http://www.alternet.org/world/its-time-finally-admit-were-empire?paging=off&current_page=1#bookmark Is America an empire or not? It is a loaded question because in the modern age, that word — empire — is not a moniker citizens proudly embrace in the way we might imagine the Ottomans or the Romans did during their reigns. Instead, the word...

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