Pax Americana: Sketches for an Undiplomatic History

by Daniel Sargent Diplomatic History The most succinct version of my argument goes like this. Continental conquest and early industrialization combined in the mid-twentieth century with the disparate impacts of the Second World War to make the United States exceptional. Over the twentieth century’s second half, the United States became less exceptional. The modernity America once modeled … Continue reading Pax Americana: Sketches for an Undiplomatic History

Trump’s ‘truly bizarre’ visit to Mt. Vernon

The 45th president — no student of history — marveled at the first president’s failure to name his historic compound after himself. The Trumps and Macrons visit George Washington’s Mount Vernon in April 2018. | Susan Walsh/AP Photo By ELIANA JOHNSON and DANIEL LIPPMAN Politico Donald Trump had some advice for George Washington. During a guided … Continue reading Trump’s ‘truly bizarre’ visit to Mt. Vernon

The Delphic Oracle Was Their Davos

John Siman interviews Michael Hudson Naked Capitalism edited O Society April 8, 2019 TABLE OF CONTENTS Part 1: The Collapse of Antiquity Part 2: Mixed Economies Today, Compared to Those of Antiquity Part 3: The Inherent Financial Instability in Western Civilization’s DNA Part 4: A New “Reality Economics” Curriculum is Needed Yves here. Classicist John … Continue reading The Delphic Oracle Was Their Davos

Martin Luther King to William Barr: The Open Wounds of History

written by TD Duff from Tonka Bay, Minnesota edited by O Society https://youtu.be/r7imYeuAfkg My generation came of age in the late 1960s and '70s, at the apogee of a tumultuous time in American history. 1968 was the year we graduated from high school. On March 15, 1968, the Russian double agent spy Kim Philby’s book, … Continue reading Martin Luther King to William Barr: The Open Wounds of History

Behaviorism – Skinner, Alex, Chomsky – and Cleaning up the mess Descartes made

by O Society Mar 18, 2019 One of our O Society people called Benjamin David Steele brought up the excellent, rather salient point Chomsky made some mistakes. Of course he did. So do I and so do you. Mistakes were made. There are no sacred cows here. Not Karl Popper, not Chomsky, not Bernie Sanders, not … Continue reading Behaviorism – Skinner, Alex, Chomsky – and Cleaning up the mess Descartes made

Many Voters Think Trump’s a Self-Made Man. What Happens When You Tell Them Otherwise? 4 American Narratives

https://youtu.be/vvCtwDAQta0 by Robert Reich Guardian Mar 4, 2019 edited by O Society Donald Trump perfected the art of telling a false story about himself and about America. The way to counter fake narratives is to tell a real story of America. A People’s History Of The United States – Howard Zinn Trump’s story is by now … Continue reading Many Voters Think Trump’s a Self-Made Man. What Happens When You Tell Them Otherwise? 4 American Narratives

Venezuela: The High Noon of Empire

by Tim Duff Tonka Bay, Minnesota O Society Feb 28, 2019 George Bernard Shaw once said: “When an Englishman wants something, he never publicly admits to his wanting it. Instead, his want is expressed as a burning conviction it is his moral and religious duty to conquer those who possess the thing he wants. Hypocrisy … Continue reading Venezuela: The High Noon of Empire