Imperial Exceptionalism

Theodore Roosevelt, center, during construction of the Panama Canal, 1906 It is hard to give up something you claim you never had. That is the difficulty Americans face with respect to their country’s empire. Since

Frontiers 134: Mike Gravel, A Political Paradox

Steven Spielberg's recently released film “The Post” has generated a lot of interest in the Pentagon Papers and Mike Gravel, who wasn’t in the movie but played a role in making the top-secret government documents

Senator who released Pentagon Papers: Republicans are ‘cowards’ if they don’t release FISA memo

Former Sen. Mike Gravel, D-Alaska, the lawmaker who entered the infamous Pentagon Papers into the public record, said lawmakers are cowards if they don't release a memo prepared by House Republicans supposedly detailing surveillance

China Builds Bridges and Highways While the U.S. Mouths Slogans

The Marshall Plan birthed a U.S.-led global order—now China is building a new world China is trying to build excitement around Xi Jinping's "One Belt, One Road" plan to expand trade with roads, railways and

The FBI Hand Behind Russia-gate

Special Report: In the Watergate era, liberals warned about U.S. intelligence agencies manipulating U.S. politics, but now Trump-hatred has blinded many of them to this danger becoming real, as ex-CIA analyst Ray McGovern notes. By

What We Don’t Talk about When We Talk about Russian Hacking

Jackson Lears American politics have rarely presented a more disheartening spectacle. The repellent and dangerous antics of Donald Trump are troubling enough, but so is the Democratic Party leadership’s failure to take in the significance

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