All countries rely on myths to project their image but American myths about its greatness and as a light unto other nations are repeated so often that most people have come to believe them. The reality is very different.
America is a deeply divided society today. Events of the last few months have brought these divisions to the fore. Can Americans overcome such divisions? The chances of reconciliation appear slim.
In the aftermath of the January 6 assault on Capitol Hill, American officials have been at pains to say, “this is not who we are.” A quick glance at US history shows that is exactly who they are. Denial will not solve America’s problems; confronting the truth and rectify it are needed.
A new (even if rather old) face in the White House has led to the mistaken belief among some people that the US would return to normalcy now. Apart from some cosmetic changes, America’s policy of belligerence, militarism and exploitation is unlikely to change.
Saudi crown prince Mohammad bin Salman is a worried man. He had assumed Donald Trump would remain president for four more years but his hopes have been dashed. While president-elect Joe Biden may not abandon Saudi Arabia entirely, MbS will no longer get a free pass.
Despite the hype, America is not a force for good in the world. Donald Trump represents America’s ugliness in its true colors. We present the evidence.
The November 3 presidential election has exposed the deep fault lines in America. The divide is so great that it may be unbridgeable. We offer a solution to America’s problem that may also bring some relief to the rest of the world at the receiving end of American benevolence.
The US stands at a dangerous point in its history. Donald Trump has already said that if he loses, he will not accept the election result. He is likely to appeal to the heavily-armed militias to defend him leading to civil war in the country.
Never before has the US been so humiliated in a forum that it virtually controls as it was on August 14 at the UN Security Council. The US tried to push a resolution to extend the arms embargo against Iran. Other members repudiated this illegal US attempt