American empire

History of American imperialism

A anthropologist explains what happened to the American Empire

Summary: Anthropologist Maximilian Forte explains the dynamics of our mad (and unprofitable) empire, why we love it, and its eventual end. The history of American imperialism. Click to enlarge. What Happened to the American Empire? By Maximilian C. Forte From Zero Anthropology, 11 January 2018. Reposted with his generous permission. Has anything out of the ordinary happened to …

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An anthropologist asks if we’ve become the New Victorians

Summary: Anthropologist Maximilian Forte begins a series find a new perspective on our situation by comparing our time with the Victorian era. We need new views now, as campaign 2016 has brought new and disturbing changes to both parties (e.g., the Democrats becoming the darling of Wall Street, favoring the Deep State and foreign wars). …

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Advice from Kipling & Orwell about America’s empire. Let’s listen.

Summary: Here’s a powerful poem by Rudyard Kipling. It’s about Britain, but also about us. The past provides a mirror in which we can see ourselves, valuable given the clouded vision that afflicts us. These notes from the past can help us get a grip on ourselves, and perhaps retake the reins of America. “Recessional” …

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