The “American Centuries” and what they have wrought
volume 35
issue 6
December 2014

Background photo: Wilfredo R. Rodríguez

Shortly before the U.S. started bombing Iraq again, President Obama made a speech at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Florida to build support for the new war. He heaped praise on the leaders of this major command center, which oversees U.S. warfare in the Middle East. He gave prominent salutes to MacDill’s Special Operations Command, which conducts covert and clandestine missions, and he extolled the courage and sacrifices of the armed forces.

“We keep on building up and offering a future of progress and hope,” he told them, “protected by patriots like you. This century, just like the last century, will be led by America. It will be and is an American century.”

These articles present quite the opposite perspective.

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The ISIS crisis, made by imperialism

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