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British Treachery: Balfour Declaration vs Hussein-McMahon Agreement

Balfour DeclarationA look at history assures us that successive British kingdoms/governments up to the present day have a very atrocious history perpetrating brutal terrorism, genocides, ethnic cleansing, war crimes, rapes of women and children, violations of human rights, whole scale destructions, the ugliest racism, betrayals, theft of land and natural resources of all the other countries in the whole world on every continent without any exaggeration. Let us remember that once the sun never set on British colonies.

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Politics of Identity, Secessionism and Communal Plurality

CataloniaPatriotism is, fundamentally, if we follow George Bernard Shaw’s dictum, a conviction that a particular country is the best in the world because you were born in it. And as I look around me here in the United States, or around much of the world for that matter, I see little room to contradict GBS. The Irish playwright had us diagnosed well… all victims of man’s oldest and greatest epidemic.

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A System Problem for Democracy

Man or WomanIn 1956 William H. Whyte published a book entitled The Organization Man. Basing his findings on a large number of interviews with CEOs of major American corporations, Whyte concluded that, within the context of modern organizational structure, American “rugged individualism” had given way to a “collectivist ethic.” Economic success and individual recognition was now pursued within an institutional structure - that is, by “serving the organization.”

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A State for the Kurds?

KurdsIt was in 1916, in the midst of World War I, that Britain and France (pitted against the Germans, Austrians and Ottoman Turks) made their infamous Sykes-Picot agreement. In grand imperial style, they used this agreement to divide up the Middle East between them. It was a daring move, considering that the war was at a stalemate and the two allies did not know if they were going to win the struggle.

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War Culture - Gun Culture: They’re Related

War Culture - Gun CultureIf you go to the Wikipedia page that gives a timeline of U.S. foreign military operations between 1775 and 2010, you are likely to come away in shock. It seems that ever since the founding of the country, the United States has been at war. It is as if Americans just could not (and still cannot) sit still, but had to (and still have to) force themselves on others through military action.

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