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American Myths

One thing you’ll notice when discussing libertarianism with the unconverted is that their first protestations will likely pertain to a current political situation or the implications the philosophy has for interpreting past historical events. 999 more words

Central Government

American culture’s long, passionate relationship with violence

Nick Turse.  Courtesy of TomDispatch.com.

Nick Turse on Violence in America

In the muddled midst of last week’s mass killing in San Bernardino, California, a few words skittering across my Twitter feed gave me pause. 743 more words

US Politics

American mythology

Brace yourselves. Here comes an appalling assertion: None of our teachers is doing an adequate job of teaching American History! What do I mean by “adequate job”? 2,462 more words

Myths of Discovery and the Desire to Acquire

This message was written by David M. Krueger and delivered at Arch Street United Methodist Church on on Sunday, September 20, 2015, just one week before the historic arrival of Pope Francis to the city. 56 more words

Leftism and liberalism are sociopathic ways to talk about real and obvious truths

What it says on the tin.

One of my favorite bloggers is Zippy Catholic, who is fond of saying that many problems of liberalism can be explained as… 371 more words

Culture

Myth of a Christian Nation

This message was delivered at Arch Street United Methodist Church in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on August 16, 2015. My argument is that the claim that the United States was founded as a Christian nation is both bad history and bad theology.  84 more words

American Religion