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American War

The 'Greatest Generation' Didn't Think They Were

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 02.19.2015 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

American war movies, from World War II to 2015, have produced a remarkably uniform vision of how American war works, one that, in its modern form, is undoubtedly once again lending a helping hand to our latest conflicts.

America Not Truly a Religious Country

Howard Steven Friedman | Posted 04.12.2013 | Politics
Howard Steven Friedman

America is not truly religious -- rather we ignore the Golden Rule daily. Rather than the follow the Golden Rule, we follow the more savage rule of "might makes right" with the violence and hypocrisy of a schoolyard bully who falsely believes that he will always be the biggest kid.

To the Vietnamese, Life Is Temporary

Margie Goldsmith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Margie Goldsmith

While eating local Cao Lau Noodles outdoors at a small restaurant in Hoi An, my guide Tran Nhieu said, "Please tell me what you remember about the American War."

The Guns of August: Lowering the Flag on the American Century

Chalmers Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chalmers Johnson

Thirty-five years from now, America's official century of being top dog (1945-2045) will have come to an end; its time may, in fact, be running out right now. We are likely to begin to look ever more like a giant version of England.

How to Fight a Better War (Next Time) Three Fixes for the American Way of War

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

Iraq remains a mess from which the U.S. military seems increasingly uninterested in withdrawing fully and Afghanistan a disaster area, but it's never too soon to think about the next war.