U.S. Culture

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American Dreams: Lost and Found
Terkel, Studs
Book
1981
Interviews with 100 Americans who relate their dreams, disappointments, aspirations and experiences.
American Power and the New Mandarins
Chomsky, Noam
Book
1969
Chomsky writes about American power and violence, especially in the context of the Vietnam war, and he focuses especially on the complicity of American intellectuals in supporting and enabling the Ame...
American Taliban: How War, Sex, Sin, and Power Bind Jihadists and the Radical Right
Moulitsas, Markos
Book
2010
America's main international enemy- Islamic radicalism - favors theocracy, curtails civil liberties, embraces torture, represses women, reviles homosexuality, subverts science and education, and rever...
Booker's Place: A Mississippi Story
De Felitta, Raymond
Film/Video
2012
In 1965, African-American waiter Booker Wright spoke out in a television documentary, outraging many white Southerners and resulting in his murder. Years later, the filmmaker's son returns to examine...
Bring on the Crackup: Hoping for a Trump - Sanders Election
Martin, Bill
Article
2016
There is every reason to think that electoral "politics" in the United States (and most places) is bullshit. For people who yearn for a very different world to get involved in this "process" -- which ...
The cult of ignorance in the United States: Anti-intellectualism and the "dumbing down" of America
Williams, Ray
Article
2014
There is a growing and disturbing trend of anti-intellectual elitism in American culture. It's the dismissal of science, the arts, and humanities and their replacement by entertainment, self-righteous...
Culture Inc.: The Corporate Takeover of Public Expression
Schiller, Herbert I.
Book
1989
Schiller defends democratic expression and free access to information while demonstrating the ways in which public expression, public space, and public access to information are becoming increasingly ...
Does the United States Still Exist?
Roberts, Paul Craig
Article
2016
To answer the question that is the title, we have to know of what the US consists. Is it an ethnic group, a collection of buildings and resources, a land mass with boundaries, or is it the Constitutio...
Fear of Falling: The Inner Life of the Middle Class
Ehrenreich, Barbara
Book
1989
Examines the insecurities of the middle class in an attempt to explain its turn to the right during the past two decades. Fear of Falling traces the myths about the middle class to their roots in the ...
Hegemony or Survival: America's Quest for Global Dominance
Chomsky, Noam
Book
2003
Chomsky documents how, for more than half a century, the United States has been pursuing a grand imperial strategy with the aim of dominating the globe.
The Looting Machine Called Capitalism
Roberts, Paul Craig
Article
2017
I have come to the conclusion that capitalism is successful primarily because it can impose the majority of the costs associated with its economic activities on outside parties and on the environment....
The Man Who Recorded the World : A Biography of Alan Lomax
Szweed, John
Book
2011
Documentarian of the folk culture of American life,, Lomax was diligent and tireless in preserving the irreplaceable vernacular cultures that have fallen into the past.
New Reformation: Notes of a Neolithic Conservative
Goodman, Paul
Book
1969
Goodman says: "For green grass and clean rivers, children with bright eyes and good color whatever the color, people safe from being pushed around so they can be themselves -- for a few things like th...
The No-Nonsense Guide to Global Media
Steven, Peter
Book
2004
Peter Steven aims to make readers realize the power and influence of dominant media but, at the same time, also understand that they are not "omnipotent" and that there are alternative forms available...
Of National Lies and Racial America: Jeremiah Wright, Barack Obama and the Unacceptability of Truth
Wise, Tim
Article
2008
To some, the horror of 9/11 was not new. To some it was not on that day that "everything changed." To some, everything changed four hundred years ago, when that first ship landed at what would become ...
Polemics and Prophecies 1967-1970
Stone, I.F.
Book
1972
An anthology of I.F. Stone's articles from 1967 - 1970.
Rethinking Camelot: JFK, the Vietnam War, and US Political Culture
Chomsky, Noam
Book
1993
Chomsky analyzes the Kennedy Administration's policy on the Vietnam War and compares the US Administrations of Presidents Kennedy and Reagan.
U.S. Labor's Subterranean Fire: Against The Current vol. 131
Post, Charlie
Article
2007
The broad outlines of the crisis of the U.S. labor movement -— sharply declining union density, concession bargaining, failures to organize the growing non-union manufacturing and service sectors, the...
You Are What You Think: Markos Moulitsas' "American Taliban"
Larson, Charles R.
Article
2010
America's main international enemy "Islamic radicalism" favors theocracy, curtails civil liberties, embraces torture, represses women, reviles homosexuality, subverts science and education, and revere...

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Joel Osteen: the new face of Christianity
Through the eye of the needle
Kalder, Daniel
2010
A profile of the most succesful pastor in America, Joel Osteen, one of those who preach 'the prosperity gospel'.