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The Eleven Rival Regional Cultures of North America

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Julian Assange

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“How long can the world’s biggest borrower remain the world’s biggest power?”

– Lawrence H. Summers, director of Obama’s National Economic Council.

A history of misplaced White House optimism:

Good overview of new U.S. federal budget break-down:

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2010/02/01/us/budget.html

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President Jimmy’s Speech

Jimmy Carter’s ‘Crisis of Confidence’ Speech, July 15, 1979

See also http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tXvGKJF2XQU

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“I want to talk to you right now about a fundamental threat to American democracy.

I do not mean our political and civil liberties. They will endure. And I do not refer to the outward strength of America, a nation that is at peace tonight everywhere in the world, with unmatched economic power and military might.

The threat is nearly invisible in ordinary ways. It is a crisis of confidence. It is a crisis that strikes at the very heart and soul and spirit of our national will. We can see this crisis in the growing doubt about the meaning of our own lives and in the loss of a unity of purpose for our nation.

The erosion of our confidence in the future is threatening to destroy the social and the political fabric of America. » Continue reading “President Jimmy’s Speech”

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