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The Myth of American Exceptionalism and the Uniqueness of America

Byron Williams | Posted 12.27.2015 | Politics
Byron Williams

There is a recurring theme throughout the 2016 presidential campaign, particularly on the Republican side: "Be afraid -- be very afraid." It is enough to conclude American greatness lies in our historical rearview mirror. It is somewhat counterintuitive if one also accepts the myth of "American exceptionalism."

The Peoples' Business Isn't Business

Paula Gordon | Posted 01.01.2015 | Politics
Paula Gordon

Are we going to be bought? Republican President Calvin Coolidge famously said "the chief business of the American people is business." Some argue tha...

No Prisons More Confining

Dr. James Hollis | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. James Hollis

As I look at our national discourse, I do not see consciousness at all, but various individuals, caught in complexes, expressing their anxieties, their projections, their neuroses.