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American Mythology

Reinventing the Apocalypse: Gary Lemons Streams Collective Consciousness With Poetry (Part 2)

Russell C. Smith | Posted 11.16.2013 | Books
Russell C. Smith

His current collection of poems, "Snake," imagines a post-apocalypse Earth long after the extinction of the human race where a character that embodies all of the feelings, thoughts and emotions of our entire civilization when it no longer exists.

The Mythology Of Burning Man

Derek Beres | Posted 11.05.2012 | Religion
Derek Beres

My sojourn to the festival in the desert verified something: This is the most widespread example that America has at consciously creating a modern mythology.

Economic Success Isn't a Zero-Sum Game, Just Ask Canada

Nicholas Carroll | Posted 09.29.2012 | Politics
Nicholas Carroll

If capitalism builds wealth, why are Canadians wealthier than we are?

Beyond the Myth of 9/11: The Path of Self-Examination

James Block | Posted 11.08.2011 | Politics
James Block

September 11 was not only a trauma but, as with any crisis of identity, an opportunity for greater maturity. This would require serious reappraisal of the national project, beginning with the lure of self-mythology itself.

American Mythology In A Post-Bin Laden World

Robert P. Jones, Ph.D. | Posted 07.12.2011 | Religion
Robert P. Jones, Ph.D.

In President Obama's announcement of bin Laden's death, he talked passionately of an America that was simultaneously "relentless in defense of our citizens" and "true to the values that make us who we are."