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  •  USSR always thought we were the crazy ones (0+ / 0-)

    The Soviets don't get the credit they deserve for being cool-headed and pragmatic actors (at least towards NATO) who always thought it was going to be us paranoid, hero complexed, and god-haunted Americans who'd start WWIII.

    Domestic politics is the continuation of civil war by other means.

    by Visceral on Thu Jul 31, 2014 at 10:33:51 AM PDT

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    •  It is very revealing when a person gets outside (0+ / 0-)

      the USA and begins to hear and see what people really think of the huge "Captain America" complex that our nation has. It's hard to know where to start, but our intense Puritanism combined with intense affinity for killing is a complex and disgusting trait that many find so strange.

      "The law is meant to be my servant and not my master, still less my torturer and my murderer." -- James Baldwin. July 11, 1966.

      by YucatanMan on Thu Jul 31, 2014 at 11:36:39 AM PDT

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