Tag Archives: America

The Problem With Human Rights

Human Rights are everywhere. Thought up about 7 decades ago as a nicely idealistic but non-compulsory way of seeming superior to the horrors of World War II, they have become a term that we just cannot stop talking about, particularly in … Continue reading

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Why US Involvement In Syria Is Actually Illegal

The United States has been involved in political conflicts in the Middle East for decades already, and in all that time, it has claimed to be acting perfectly in accordance with international law. And that’s true. While drone strikes in … Continue reading

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More Western Ignorance: Do YOU Understand North Korea?

Sometimes Western countries show that they are open-minded and progressive, that the people who live there know what they are doing and that the media actually thinks before posting their articles. Sometimes, however, they don’t. Sometimes Western countries are ignorant, … Continue reading

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Delusions Of Grandeur: The US Is “The Most Respected Nation In History”

As much as nationalism can be destructive, sometimes it’s just outright funny. This is one of those times. Of course, from the average American citizen, a comment such as the one mentioned in the title is to be expected, but … Continue reading

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A Shocked European: The US Does Not Have A Long-Term Unemployment Benefit

For many, the title of this post might seem rather straightforward, just a given fact that you already knew about, but for me, as a Dutch person, it was a mind-boggling realisation. I’ve always known that welfare benefits in the … Continue reading

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Gun Control, Conservatives and Cynicism: Welcome Back US Government!

So the US government is back… Congrats on that! Let’s talk about guns. As you might know, I am quite critical of the US. Not very surprising considering the fact that I am a socialist even in Dutch terms (and … Continue reading

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Why Again Do Europeans Worship The US?

So… the US government has shut down. I would have said “Finally, it was about time!”, but unfortunately shutting down the government won’t exactly lead to anything less awful. It won’t make the US government become at least a little … Continue reading

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