Powerful interests once planned a military coup in order to install a fascist dictatorship in the United States. This fact is unlikely to have appeared in your high school history ...
The Colorado shootings came almost exactly a year after those in Oslo, Norway and the human response to both was similar.
With trillions in cash reserves, China is on a quiet buying spree for world resources.
From the ancient Greeks the Western world gets the idea of democracy, great art, literature, philosophy, and an image of women as bitches and sows.
The current rise in severe anti-immigration sentiment around the world has its roots, ultimately, in human nature.
"Slavery," said Jeff Davis, by 1882, "was in no wise the cause of the conflict but only an incident."
The title of the Putlizer prize-winning book Guns, Germs and Steel answers the question: Why did some nations triumph?
Racism is based on the existential fear of oblivion, as expressed by a White Knight at an Arizona rally: "We will lose our right to be."
Contrary to popular opinion, publicly-funded assistance for the poor has been practiced in America from colonial days.
In March 2012, American financier Allen Stanford was found guilty on 13 counts of fraud involving 30,000 investors from more than 100 countries.
An American non-profit has shone a spotlight on the atrocities of Ugandan thug Joseph Kony and come under scrutiny itself.
According to Occult America: the Secret History of How Mysticism Shaped Our Nation, Ronald Reagan had a long-standing interest in the occult.
Historian and policy analyst Robert Cruickshank reminds us that "it is those who are best organized who will prevail..."
A sign carried by an Occupy Wall Street protester read, "I Can't Afford a Lobbyist," but citizens can join with other citizens to make their voice heard.
Christian Exodus is a religious group that believes the U.S. is beyond redemption; they therefore advocate secession.
We Meant Well-How I Helped Lose the Battle for the Hearts and Minds of the Iraqi People by Peter Van Buren provides a glimpse behind the propaganda.
The First Amendment right to freedom of speech is particularly dear to American hearts, but they have to keep fighting to retain it.
Full Spectrum Dominance is a U.S. foreign policy doctrine that means exactly what it says, world domination in every possible way.
Most Americans think the Pilgrims were Puritans who came over on the Mayflower and had Thanksgiving dinner with the locals. The truth is a bit more complex.
Lawyers for the convicted killer of Robert Kennedy have filed an appeal, claiming their client was hypnotized and physical evidence proves his innocence.
The major 1986 political scandal called Iran-Contra happened without President Reagan's knowledge, he claimed, but he lied.
The peaceful Amish generally avoid legal entanglements and so an Amish hate crimes case is unusual on many levels.
Not all state-sponsored coups worked, that is, ended in the removal of the designated leader. Intervention in Russia was one of the notable failures.
U.S. intervention in Iran in 1953 was successful in the short-term in that the designated leader was removed from power.
One of the more repugnant covert U.S. operations was the overthrow of the democratically-elected President of Guatemala, Jacobo Arbenz, in 1954.
The Bay of Pigs operation and Operation Mongoose were one of the largest and most complex attempts at a US-sponsored coup.
After 100 years of brutal colonization, the Congolese had a chance at setting up a democratic republic, until western nations overthrew their leader.
The CIA helped overthrow Iraqi leader General Quassim and bring the Ba'ath Party-and ultimately Saddam Hussein-to power.
Brazilian President Joao Goulart was overthrown in a U.S. backed right-wing military coup in 1964.
Libertarianism holds that individual liberty is the moral basis of society. Beyond that basis, the philosophy exists in many variations.
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