conspiracy vs Conspiracy in American History

This article on a remarkable blog explains American Imperialism in excellent terms. It outlines four unconscious myths that fuel the national psyche:

  1. the notion of Americans as the ‘chosen people’
  2. the existence of a ‘civil religion’
  3. the existence of a supposedly endless frontier which became an economic frontier and an imperial one
  4. extreme individualism or self-reliance.

Unfortunately, the fact that these notions are unconscious means that they are not questioned through self-reflection…

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