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By William Blum

For over sixty-five years, the U.S. conflict desktop has been on automated pilot. because international conflict II now we have been conditioned to think that America’s causes in ‘exporting’ democracy are honorable, even noble. during this startling and provocative publication, William Blum, a number one dissident chronicler people international coverage and the writer of debatable bestseller Rogue country, argues that not anything can be farther from the reality. furthermore, except this fallacy is unlearned, and till humans comprehend absolutely the global discomfort American coverage has brought on, we'll by no means have the ability to cease the monster.

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Learned and her neighbors have watched helplessly as jobs are automated or outsourced. After 1970, when manufacturers dosed huge plants and moved them abroad. the real earning power of wages for men, who once could bring in enough income for their households. stopped rising. Economics professors Peter Gottschalk of Boston College and Sheldon Danziger of the University of Michigan found that about half of those whose family income ranked in the bottom 20 percent in 1968 were in the same group in 1991.

20 18 AMERICAN FASCISTS And while all this took place, he points out, most Germans never noticed. "The language and symbols of an authentic American fascism would, of course, have little to do with the original European models," Robert 0. Paxton wrote in Anatomy of Fascism: They would have to be as familiar and reassuring to loyal Ameri* cans as the ~e and symbols of the original [ascisms were familiar and reassuring to many Italians and Germans, as Orwell suggested. Hitler and Mussolini. after all.

It was at that moment that God just took this veil that I had over my eyes for the last eight years. I couldn't breathe. I was hyperventilating. I ran outside. One of the girls followed me from Uving Alternative. '» The film brought her into the fight to make abortion illegal. Her activism became atonement for her own abortion. She strUg~ gled with depression after she gave binh (0 Rachel. When she came home from the hospital she was unable to care for her infant. She thought she saw an eight-year-old boy standing next to her bed.

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