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The mass reindustrialization and suburbanization of the United States in the post-war era, along with an American-centred global economy, allowed Americans to live an affluent lifestyle far beyond anything that had come before it. On the surface, the Bretton Woods system was generally working well as member states adhered to the arrangements and the economies …

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This is the 2nd Edition of this article, updated on 07/09/2022 The Louisiana Purchase and Westward Expansion. The Monroe Doctrine. The Ford Model T. The global realignment after World War One and the decline of the British empire. The end of the Cold War and the collapse of the Soviet Union.It is no easy task …

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Ecce Transgenere Homo! A popular “conservative” content provider recently published a clip arguing that America “cannot work” if it is not moral. It was the classical culture war content that shows up on donor emails, unsolicited, with exasperation at the state of Judeo-Christian values in America and with an exhortation for their re-establishment. At the …

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In the simplest of terms, the petrodollar system is the practice of trading oil for U.S. dollars, and U.S. dollars only (rather than another currency). This means that no matter what country is buying the oil, they pay the oil-producing country in dollars. And this is the petrodollar system. The dollar is the world’s reserve currency, making it the medium of exchange for goods, services, trade, travel, investments, commodities and much more. The petrodollar has a central role in enabling all of this. Many feel that this arrangement gives the U.S. “exorbitant privilege” as oil is the most sought-after commodity in the world, and thus being priced and traded solely in dollars makes the U.S. dollar the most dominant currency. The petrodollar has had a considerable impact on shaping U.S. foreign policy, global trade and geopolitics for the last 50 years.

The mass of the natural man is a quivering batch of wild beasts bent on personal gain. Throughout history, the organizing principles found in religion brought this mass under control. The purpose of this control was not to domesticate man, nor weaken him, but free and strengthen him, thereby empowering him for the greater good. …

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Britons, and the English in particular – are not a revolutionary bunch, it’s not in our nature. Whenever the topic comes up, this vague point seems to be raised. It’s something in our culture, or simply in the water perhaps. We just get on with it and make things better. We prefer slow reform – …

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Man is hungry by nature. Whether it be for adventure, experience (of a sort), control, understanding, or ownership, he wishes to know what is beyond the next hill – metaphorical or literal. He wishes for growth, in himself and his holdings. He wishes to be able to answer the question with confidence; this is why …

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Part of the draw, if not the main draw, to studying topics such as power relations, social dynamics, and political trajectories – is the promise of unearthing some universal qualities which will make sense of the world in some underlying way. Conversely, there is the opposite proposition: that all traditions are distinct and particular to particular people. After all, if there is no such thing as a generic man without a distinct culture or tradition, then stimuli will be reacted to differently at both the micro and macro scale.