the AMERICAN EXCEPTIONALISM

In our final episode for the season, we discuss HEAVENS GATE and AMERICAN EXCEPTIONALISM. Powered by RedCircle the SOURCES https://www.pewresearch.org/2006/05/09/the-problem-of-american-exceptionalism/ https://foreignpolicy.com/2011/10/11/the-myth-of-american-exceptionalism/ https://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/style/longterm/books/chap1/americanexceptionalism.htm https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2019/01/yes-america-can-still-lead-the-world/576427/ https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2018/07/the-left-and-the-right-have-abandoned-american-exceptionalism/564425/ https://www.heritage.org/american-founders/commentary/why-american-exceptionalism-different-other-countries-nationalisms https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2019/01/american-exceptionalism-is-a-dangerous-myth.html https://bppj.berkeley.edu/2020/11/12/the-dangers-of-teaching-american-exceptionalism/

the USA vs the WORLD

In our thirteenth episode, we discuss WESTBORO BAPTIST CHURCH and the USA vs the WORLD. Powered by RedCircle the SOURCES https://history.state.gov/departmenthistory/short-history/development https://www.coursehero.com/study-guides/boundless-politicalscience/the-history-of-american-foreign-policy/ https://www.ushistory.org/gov/11a.asphttps://www.nytimes.com/2022/03/12/us/politics/biden-ukraine-diplomacy.html https://www.hudson.org/research/16881-the-u-s-role-on-the-global-stage https://www.brookings.edu/research/why-international-law-serves-u-s-national-interests/ https://carnegieendowment.org/2020/03/06/united-states-current-and-future-relationship-with-united-nations-pub-81238 https://www.vox.com/the-big-idea/2017/4/19/15345686/syria-un-strike-illegal-un-humanitarian-law https://www.americamagazine.org/politics-society/2016/10/12/how-us-violates-international-law-plain-sight

the AMERICAN GOD

In our twelfth episode, we discuss ROE v WADE and the AMERICAN GOD with ALYSE KNORR from SWEETBITTER podcast. Powered by RedCircle the SOURCES https://www.pewresearch.org/religion/2019/11/15/americans-have-positive-views-about-religions-role-in-society-but-want-it-out-of-politics/ https://www.pewresearch.org/2007/12/03/religion-and-secularism-the-american-experience/ https://www.npr.org/2017/06/28/534765046/smithsonian-exhibit-explores-religious-diversitys-role-in-u-s-history https://www.bu.edu/articles/2015/american-cant-separate-religion-politics/ https://oxfordre.com/religion/view/10.1093/acrefore/9780199340378.001.0001/acrefore-9780199340378-e-97 https://www.nytimes.com/2021/07/09/opinion/religious-right-america.html https://news.gallup.com/poll/157082/islamophobia-understanding-anti-muslim-sentiment-west.aspx https://www.splcenter.org/fighting-hate/extremist-files/ideology/anti-muslimhttps://www.journals.uchicago.edu/doi/10.1086/711300 https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2017/11/the-new-islamophobia/547130/ https://www.dissentmagazine.org/article/islamism-and-the-left https://news.gallup.com/poll/358364/religious-americans.aspx https://thehill.com/opinion/civil-rights/571680-9-11-sparked-a-surge-in-islamophobia-for-years-the-media-fed-the-flames/ https://www.gmfus.org/news/islamophobia-and-gab-fringe-platforms-mainstream-social-media

the MILITARY INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX

In our eleventh episode, we discuss the MILITARY INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX and the BRANCH DAVIDIANS with special guest, IAN MCGLYNN from WHY WHISKEY? podcast! Powered by RedCircle the SOURCES https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/09/21/its-time-break-up-military-industrial-complex/ https://www.globaltimes.cn/page/202109/1233772.shtml https://www.history.com/topics/21st-century/military-industrial-complex https://www.britannica.com/topic/military-industrial-complex https://teachingamericanhistory.org/blog/eisenhower-and-the-origins-of-the-military-industrial-complex/ https://history.duke.edu/books/delta-power-military-industrial-complex https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2017/04/04/what-does-the-federal-government-spend-your-tax-dollars-on-social-insurance-programs-mostly/ https://www.cfr.org/report/trends-us-military-spending https://charleskochinstitute.org/stories/militarization-of-police/ https://www.aljazeera.com/features/2021/5/31/what-does-patriotism-mean-to-us-military-veterans https://news.gallup.com/poll/108646/nearly-all-americans-consider-military-service-patriotic.aspx https://www.nytimes.com/2022/02/23/opinion/the-complex-truth-about-american-patriotism.html https://foreignpolicy.com/2019/04/09/americans-cant-give-up-the-cult-of-war/ https://www.independent.co.uk/voices/commentators/fisk/robert-fisk-the-us-military-and-its-cult-of-cruelty-6231523.html

the MONEY

In our tenth episode, we discuss the MONEY and RAJNEESHPURAM. Powered by RedCircle the SOURCES https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2021/04/does-wealth-rob-brain-compassion/618496/ https://www.theatlantic.com/family/archive/2020/03/americans-dont-talk-about-money-taboo/607273/ https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2016/05/my-secret-shame/476415/ https://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2017/10/money-measure-everything-pricing-progress/543345/ https://www.amazon.com/Money-Cult-Capitalism-Christianity-Unmaking/dp/161219558X?asin=B011G4DVJ0&revisionId=&format=2&depth=1 https://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/19/books/review/the-money-cult-by-chris-lehmann.html https://www.pewresearch.org/social-trends/2020/01/09/trends-in-income-and-wealth-inequality/ https://www.nytimes.com/2021/10/18/briefing/us-economy-cash-glut.html https://www.history.com/news/why-we-pay-taxeshttps://www.investopedia.com/articles/tax/10/history-taxes.asp https://www.investopedia.com/articles/personal-finance/082415/whats-wrong-american-tax-system.asp https://www.investopedia.com/ask/answers/13/government-spend-taxes.asp https://www.cnbc.com/2008/09/29/How-Your-Tax-Dollars-Are-Spent.html https://ballotpedia.org/Changes_in_Net_Worth_of_U.S._Senators_and_Representatives_(Personal_Gain_Index) https://www.nytimes.com/2022/02/12/us/politics/donald-trump-business-interests.html

the BODY

In our ninth episode, we discuss the BODY and the FAMILY (AUSTRALIA). Thank you to our guest this week, Paige from REVERIE TRUE CRIME podcast. Powered by RedCircle the SOURCES https://www.vox.com/2015/6/26/18093652/same-sex-marriage https://www.nbcnews.com/feature/nbc-out/states-across-u-s-still-cling-outdated-gay-marriage-bans-n1137936 https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/19/us/legal-history-lgbtq-rights-timeline.html https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2021/jan/06/plastic-surgery-pandemic-rise https://www.webmd.com/beauty/news/20110405/cosmetic-surgery-is-on-the-rise-in-the-us https://www.washingtonpost.com/road-to-recovery/plastic-surgery-cosmetic-covid-zoom/2020/12/07/6283e6d2-35a2-11eb-b59c-adb7153d10c2_story.html https://www.allure.com/story/plastic-surgery-misleading-before-after-photos https://www.allure.com/story/american-society-plastic-surgeons-2020-trend-report https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/health/diet-nutrition/a35036808/what-is-diet-culture/ https://www.npr.org/2021/12/23/1067210075/what-if-the-best-diet-is-to-reject-diet-culture https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2021/06/17/key-facts-about-the-abortion-debate-in-america/ https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/29/us/supreme-court-abortion-louisiana.html https://theconversation.com/will-roe-v-wade-be-overturned-and-what-would-this-mean-the-us-abortion-debate-explained-173156 https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2021/12/nuance-abortion-debate/620941/https://www.lgbtqhistory.org/lgbt-rights-timeline-in-american-history/ https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/features/stonewall-milestones-american-gay-rights-movement/ https://www.aclu.org/issues/lgbtq-rightshttps://www.rainn.org/articles/title-ix https://www.aclu.org/title-ix-gender-equity-educationhttps://www.dissentmagazine.org/article/title-ix-activism-sexual-violence-law https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/14/nyregion/columbia-settles-with-student-cast-as-a-rapist-in-mattress-art-project.html https://www.nytimes.com/2021/07/29/sports/olympics/policing-womens-bodies-via-dress-code-is-nothing-new-in-sports-writes-our-columnist.html https://msmagazine.com/2015/06/10/mckinney-and-the-history-of-policing-black-womens-bodies/ […]

the POLICE

In our eighth episode, we discuss the POLICE and KU KLUX KLAN. Powered by RedCircle the SOURCES https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2020/06/how-police-brutality-gets-made/613030/ https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2021/08/blue-wall-silence/619612/ https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2020/09/police-reform-is-not-enough/614176/ https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/1982/03/broken-windows/304465/ https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2020/06/how-actually-fix-americas-police/612520/ https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2020/07/20/the-invention-of-the-police https://www.newyorker.com/books/double-take/sunday-reading-americas-policing-crisis https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/30/us/police-killings-undercounted-study.html https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2019/6/20/18677998/joe-biden-1994-crime-bill-law-mass-incarceration https://www.nytimes.com/2021/10/06/opinion/america-police-reform.html https://www.dissentmagazine.org/article/why-we-need-good-police https://www.adl.org/education/educator-resources/lesson-plans/black-lives-matter-from-hashtag-to-movement https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/07/03/us/george-floyd-protests-crowd-size.html https://apnews.com/article/joe-biden-death-of-george-floyd-health-race-and-ethnicity-racial-injustice-07a91fd5c210f8b809d019292c3ec0c0 https://www.newyorker.com/news/our-columnists/did-last-summers-protests-change-anything https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2020/10/the-next-reconstruction/615475/ https://www.theatlantic.com/culture/archive/2020/09/black-lives-matter-just-entered-its-next-phase/615952/

the GRIND

In our seventh episode, we discuss the GRIND and PEOPLES TEMPLE. Powered by RedCircle the SOURCES https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2019/02/religion-workism-making-americans-miserable/583441/ https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2021/06/burnout-medical-condition-pandemic/619321/ https://cepr.net/the-culture-of-overwork-a-uniquely-american-phenomenon/ https://www.forbes.com/sites/jackkelly/2022/01/02/the-rise-in-fomo-hustle-porn/?sh=74af9414e74a https://www.forbes.com/sites/jackkelly/2021/11/01/whats-one-work-thing-you-did-before-the-pandemic-that-youll-never-do-again/?sh=62d0086f76da https://www.vox.com/the-goods/22810409/work-hours-loneliness-volunteering-overwork-community https://www.bbc.com/worklife/article/20210507-why-we-glorify-the-cult-of-burnout-and-overwork https://www.npr.org/2021/05/17/997462169/thousands-of-people-are-dying-from-working-long-hours-a-new-who-study-finds https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2011/05/speedup-americans-working-harder-charts/https://www.nytimes.com/2021/05/29/opinion/work-hours-us-health.html https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2021/01/18/whats-wrong-with-the-way-we-work https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2022/jan/06/burnout-epidemic-work-lives-meaning https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/basics/burnouthttps://www.forbes.com/sites/forbesbooksauthors/2021/09/21/the-four-telltale-signs-of-burnout/?sh=c073eb875890 https://cepr.net/images/stories/reports/no-vacation-nation-2019-05.pdf https://hbr.org/2006/12/extreme-jobs-the-dangerous-allure-of-the-70-hour-workweek https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/26/business/against-hustle-culture-rise-and-grind-tgim.html https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/annehelenpetersen/millennials-burnout-generation-debt-work

the IN-GROUP MENTALITY

In our sixth episode, we discuss the IN-GROUP MENTALITY and Q-ANON. Powered by RedCircle the SOURCES https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2019/07/love-it-or-leave-it-has-a-racist-history-a-lot-of-americas-language-does/ https://www.si.edu/es/object/nmah_1423537 https://www.huffpost.com/entry/rick-santorum-dennis-terry_b_1377023 https://www.usnews.com/news/the-report/articles/2021-11-05/americans-eye-secession-amid-intractable-partisan-disputes https://time.com/5929843/madeleine-albright-us-vs-them-thinking/ https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/finding-new-home/201908/the-psychology-us-vs-them https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/fulfillment-any-age/201012/in-groups-out-groups-and-the-psychology-crowds https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/12/science/crowds-mob-psychology.html https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2021/11/pandemic-covid-urban-rural-divide/620730/ https://www.brookings.edu/blog/the-avenue/2020/12/08/the-rural-urban-divide-furthers-myths-about-race-and-poverty-concealing-effective-policy-solutions/ https://www.npr.org/2020/11/18/934631994/bidens-win-shows-rural-urban-divide-has-grown-since-2016 https://www.aspeninstitute.org/blog-posts/the-electoral-college-and-the-rural-urban-divide/ https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/2021/10/08/our-urban-rural-political-divide-is-both-new-decades-making/ https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2015/07/what-every-american-should-know/397334/ https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2020/10/internet-world-trapped-americas-culture-war/616799/ https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2019/02/americans-remain-deeply-ambivalent-about-diversity/583123/ https://www.salon.com/2021/11/09/ted-cruz-says-texas-should-secede-and-take-the-military-if-democrats-destroy-the-country/ https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2019/12/the-secessionist/600739/ https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2016/07/secession-trump-brexit/489689/ https://www.oxfordbibliographies.com/view/document/obo-9780199756384/obo-9780199756384-0257.xml https://www.nbcnews.com/news/asian-america/how-1800s-racism-birthed-chinatown-japantown-other-ethnic-enclaves-n997296

the MYTHICAL NORM

In our fifth episode, we discuss the MYTHICAL NORM and the SULLIVANIANS CULT. Powered by RedCircle the SOURCES https://www.colorado.edu/odece/sites/default/files/attached-files/rba09-sb4converted_8.pdf https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2013/11/assimilation-nation/309518/ https://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2015/09/measuring-assimilation/ https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/09/sunday-review/immigration-assimilation-texas.html https://www.manhattan-institute.org/html/comparing-immigrant-assimilation-north-america-and-europe-5846.html https://www.britannica.com/topic/three-fifths-compromise https://apnews.com/article/electoral-college-slavery-election-2020-race-and-ethnicity-government-and-politics-0ef97970a86255bf89c897838fcdb335 https://medium.com/f18-community-action-social-change-theory-and/critical-reflection-3-debunking-the-mythical-norm-b03f877396df https://muir.ucsd.edu/_files/about/themuircollegeway/complexityofidentity.pdf https://news.law.fordham.edu/jcfl/2018/11/04/the-rise-of-entrepreneurship-and-social-media/ https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2018/08/posting-instagram-sponsored-content-is-the-new-summer-job/568108/ https://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2015/04/to-the-media-black-is-too-often-shorthand-for-poor/391544/ https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2013/06/why-does-the-american-media-get-big-stories-wrong/276454/