Graceful Decline: The End of Pax Americana

Bankrupt Empire

By Doug Bandow

The FDIC shut down a record 140 banks last year and is running low on cash. Last year the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation figured its fund was running a $34 billion deficit. Federal pensions are underfunded by $1 trillion. State and local retirement funds are short about $3 trillion.

//www.informationclearinghouse.info/article25262.htm



Graceful Decline: The End of Pax Americana

By Christopher Layne

The epoch of American dominance is drawing to a close, and international politics is entering a period of transition: no longer unipolar but not yet fully multipolar. President Barack Obama's November 2009 trip to China provided both substantive and emblematic evidence of the shift.

//www.informationclearinghouse.info/article25263.htm



'Too Fat' for Empire?

Military Generals Target School Lunches

By Mary Clare Jalonick

A new report being released Tuesday says more than 9 million young adults, or 27 percent of all Americans ages 17 to 24, are too overweight to join the military.

//www.informationclearinghouse.info/article25270.htm



Americans Down on Federal Government

By Steven Thomma

Just 22 percent say they trust the government almost always or most of the time, among the lowest in a half century of polling.

//www.informationclearinghouse.info/article25266.htm



The death of the American Century: The dream is dying

It was this: a belief that the world has a special love for Americans, for our earnest innocence and gawky immediacy, for our willingness to share the obvious truth and light of democracy with people still struggling in the darkness of history, for our random energy, syncopated music and lopsided, baseball-playing grins.

//www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/04/19/AR2010041903936.html


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Schooling Generations in American Exceptionalism

Dallas Darling, Truthout: "'One of the most important aspects of citizenship is to acquire the concept of American Exceptionalism, or the idea that the "United States" and its people differ from other nations ...'(1) It was with these words and this concept: American exceptionalism, that objective five (citizenship requirements) of Texas' social studies curriculum was revised. And if the ultraconservative Texas State Board of Education Review Committee, which consists mostly of wealthy politicians and prominent business leaders, has its way, teaching American exceptionalism to millions of students might just accomplish George Orwell's 1946 axiom: 'From the totalitarian point of view, history is something to be created rather than learned.'"

//www.truthout.org/schooling-generations-american-exceptionalism58722



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