tongues of angels and hands of devils

America is a spirit of contradiction, of professing one thing and often enacting another. It is a place of freedom but also of bondage. This contradiction mars the visage of patriotism.

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the bite of exceptionalism

What, if anything, makes the American fundamentalist belief in democracy justifiable? Is the killing of military and civilians alike justified in the pursuit of establishing democratic "humanitarian" governance?

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a game of cultural tug-of-war

Time for a curiosity-unleashing session. Samuel Huntington's book, The Clash of Civilizations poses thought-provoking ideas about the current state of world affairs.

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