Post Tagged with: "USA"

Reframing America’s Role in the World: The Specter of Isolationism

Reframing America’s Role in the World: The Specter of Isolationism

The so-called Age of Trump is also an age of instantly forgotten bestselling books, especially ones purporting to provide the inside scoop on what goes on within Donald Trump’s haphazard and continuously shifting orbit. With metronomic regularity, such gossipy volumes appear, make a splash, and almost as quickly vanish, leaving a mark no more lasting than a trout breaking the[Read More…]

by October 19, 2020 World
In Search of America

In Search of America

  The disparity between America’s ideals and America’s main street realities are always vast and often stark.  This has always been so, most apparently and appallingly for Americans of color and each new wave of immigrants regardless of color. America’s ideals have, at best, only been partially realized.  Too often the nation’s relationship with American ideals has been the proverbial[Read More…]

by September 26, 2020 World
(Un)Civil War?

(Un)Civil War?

When it rains, pieces of glass, pottery, and metal rise through the mud in the hills surrounding my Maryland home. The other day, I walked outside barefoot to fetch one of my kid’s shoes and a pottery shard stabbed me in the heel. Nursing a minor infection, I wondered how long that fragment dated back. A neighbor of mine found[Read More…]

by September 23, 2020 World
The other side of American Exceptionalism

The other side of American Exceptionalism

Dyed-in-the-wool patriots know that the United States of America is God’s gift to the world. Policymakers have risen the story to doctrinal status. It’s referred to as American Exceptionalism, and it basically means if we say it or do it, it’s ok. It’s a nice thing to be backed up with this doctrine when you have ambitious plans for the[Read More…]

by August 16, 2020 World
Large majority of Americans say U.S is a mess, finds new poll

Large majority of Americans say U.S is a mess, finds new poll

A new Yahoo News/YouGov poll shows that no matter how polarized they might be politically, Americans finally seem to agree on something: that everything about America is getting worse. In his 1989 farewell address, President Ronald Reagan famously described the United States as a “shining city on a hill” — a beacon of hope and a model for the rest[Read More…]

by July 3, 2020 World