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Do Americans really care about war crimes?

Trump’s pardoning of four Blackwater contractors underscores America’s apathy towards war crimes committed abroad. On Tuesday, the White House announced a list of pardons and clemencies granted by Trump, a standard occurrence in the twilight days of a presidency before a new administration takes office. Included in the list of …

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2020: The Year the Tree of Liberty Was Torched

“The people are unaware. They’re not educated to realize that they have power. The system is so geared that everyone believes the government will fix everything. We are the government.”—John Lennon No doubt about it: 2020—a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad year for freedom—was the culmination of a terrible, horrible, …

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Which U.S. President Was Worse: Obama, Or Trump?

On December 17th, Gallup headlined “Biden Inherits a Battered U.S. Image Abroad”. The Pew surveys have found the same thing: In almost all countries surveyed, other than Poland, public approval of America’s leadership plunged when Trump replaced Obama, and that low approval stayed down throughout Trump’s Presidency. However, also on December 17th, …

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The Dystopian Western World

As the second decade of the 21st century comes to an end, democracy and free speech no longer exist in the Western World.  In all its respects, Western civilization no longer exists. In the United States, which poses as the model for democracy, a presidential election has just been stolen …

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US War Machine Masquerading as Country

The late and not-so-great Republican Senator John McCain once provocatively described Russia as “a giant gas station masquerading as a country”. Mitt Romney, the former presidential candidate and fellow Republican Senator, was quoted in US media over the weekend channeling McCain’s contemptuous description of Russia. Russophobia among the American political …

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