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The Doomsday Clock is set to two minutes to midnight—the same position it held in 1953, when the United States and USSR detonated their first hydrogen bombs. So why don't we make movies about nuclear war anymore?
It reflects, like a funhouse mirror, a twisted image of U.S. imperialism.
The violent theft of land and capital is at the core of the U.S. experiment: the U.S. military got its start in the wars against Native Americans.
Trump has promised a Korean "peace regime." But whose peace is being insured? And who is subject to its imposition?
To understand Russian and U.S. strategies, you have to read between the lines.
Thomas Graham, Rajan Menon
Moving from liberal gun reform to a truly radical movement will require us to make the connection between interpersonal violence and state violence.
Support for the U.S. military has long been seen as a crucial way for black Americans and immigrants to show that they “belong.”
Standing Rock shows us that businesses don't simply silence protestors, they also discredit and bankrupt them.
Could Trump's repudiation of the Iran Deal be the beginning of the end of U.S. hegemony abroad?
Aslı U. Bâli, Aziz Rana
On becoming the collateral damage of American warmongering.
Victoria-Lola M. Leon Guerrero
Since its origins, the United States has grappled with the role of the military in a democracy. Given Trump's latest moves, do the people still decide who will be killed in their name?
Myths of American exceptionalism.
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Silvia Federici, Jill Richards
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