America

Andre Vltchek writes at CounterPunch: A specter is haunting Europe and Western world — it is this time, the specter of fascism. It came quietly, without great fanfare and parades, without raised…







Hey American disinfonauts, do you bring your gun to breakfast? From Marketwatch:

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“As a European, this is how I imagine Americans have breakfast”

That caption accompanied the Imgur image above, and it set off an entertaining firestorm across the Internet this week.

Patriots gathered on Reddit, not so much to rail against stereotypes or to flip the script on Europeans, but rather to tackle some of the photo’s inaccuracies.

Crewchief535 said “the eggs should be scrambled. Otherwise, spot on.” Dartpoolpointed out that “the coffee looks way too strong; it would be lighter.”




Any experienced manager will tell you that the single most challenging part of his or her job is not to be found within the mass of technical details that run through a…



Dr. Paul Craig Roberts writes at Global Research: In various articles and in my latest book, The Failure of Laissez Faire Capitalism And Economic Dissolution Of The West, I have pointed out…







Our rich cultural history is one of the unfortunate victims of the pathetic cultural battle between Creationist and Neo-Atheist cliques. Were the founders of the United States hardline Christians? Secular humanists? Just typing these…


Alexis de Tocqueville was amazingly observant and had an outsider perspective of American democracy. He was a deposed French Aristocrat from Normandy whose ancestors had fought in the battle of Hastings. His…


More from the just-deceased Neil Smith — a classic dissection of how to properly read and understand the USA Today newspaper:

Each edition of USA Today has four seperate sections aimed at the broadest possible appeal — there’s News, Money, Sports, Life — who could object to that?

 




Happy Fourth of July! Native American Netroots provides some perspective on the meaning of ‘America’: America was named on April 25, 1507 after the Florentine explorer Amerigo Vespucci. Vespucci made at least two voyages…


Tavis Smiley and Cornel West discuss their new book on Democracy Now!:

The latest census data shows nearly one in two Americans, or 150 million people, have fallen into poverty — or could be classified as low income. We’re joined by Dr. Cornel West and Tavis Smiley, who continue their efforts to spark a national dialog on the poverty crisis with the new book, The Rich and the Rest of Us: A Poverty Manifesto.


John Stoehr writes on Al Jazeera: In the US, the dominant political discourse consists of ideas put forth by the ruling class. Karl Marx never visited the United States, but he nevertheless…