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American Healthcare: a Symptom of the Second Pathology
My purpose is to point out a false dichotomy between collective solutions and individual freedom... »
Hip-Hop: Pro-Logo or Pro-Liberation?
So is hip-hop, to flip Naomi Klein's neat anti-corporate globalization construction, Pro Logo? Or is it Pro-Liberation? »
World Cup of American Antipathy
My hope is that the American people will make it a civic duty to build understanding between the U.S. and other countries. »
World Cup Conclusions
American fans, who themselves numbered in the thousands, confessed to being overwhelmed by camaraderie and friendship. »
Bono and Brand Africa
Brand Africa, with its simple message of ongoing catastrophe, is promoted with skill, dedication, creativity and vast financial and media resources ... by aid celebrities like Bob Geldof and Bono. »
On (Not) Being an American Citizen
If it is a journey to become an American citizen, what would we give up to reach the destination, and what would we bring with us that we could never imagine giving up?
The Myth of the Ugly American
Believe it or not, some Americans judge the intelligence of their international partners based on their fluency in English... »