Free America always had an insurgent mindset, breaking institutions down, not building them up

Free America always had an insurgent mindset, breaking institutions down, not building them up

The government, which did so little for ordinary Americans, was still the enemy, along with “governing elites.” But for the sinking working class, freedom lost whatever economic meaning it had once had. It was a matter of personal dignity, identity. Members of this class began to see trespassers everywhere and...

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While the sunny narrative of Free America shone on, its policies drove adherents away

While the sunny narrative of Free America shone on, its policies drove adherents away

Two strands of conservative movement in the United States – elitist traditionalism and anti-communism – remained part of its DNA for half a century. Eventually the American people made their preference for taking pleasures where they wanted clear and the first faded, while the end of the Cold War rendered...

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Americans no longer agree on the nation’s purpose, values, history or meaning

Americans no longer agree on the nation’s purpose, values, history or meaning

Nations, like individuals, tell stories in order to understand what they are, where they come from, and what they want to be. National narratives, like personal ones, are prone to sentimentality, grievance, pride, shame, self-blindness. There is never just one – they compete and constantly change. The most durable narratives...

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US President Biden wants full probe into claims Covid-19 was bioengineered

US President Biden wants full probe into claims Covid-19 was bioengineered

As for finding an intermediate host animal, researchers in China have tested more than 80,000 wild and domesticated animals, but none have been positive for SARS-CoV-2. But this number is a tiny fraction of the animals in the country. To narrow the search down, researchers say, more strategic testing is...

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Jupiter’s Ganymede, largest moon in solar system, looks amazing in NASA’s photos

Jupiter’s Ganymede, largest moon in solar system, looks amazing in NASA’s photos

On June 7, NASA’s Juno probe zoomed within just 1,038 kilometres of Jupiter’s enormous satellite Ganymede, which is bigger than the planet Mercury. It was the closest any probe had come to Ganymede since May 2000, when NASA’s Galileo spacecraft got within about 1,000 km of the moon’s icy surface....

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New York Knicks trainer Tom Thibodeau wins NBA Coach of the Year Award

New York Knicks trainer Tom Thibodeau wins NBA Coach of the Year Award

New York Knicks head coach Tom Thibodeau is the recipient of the Red Auerbach Trophy as the 2020-21 NBA Coach of the Year, the NBA announced on Tuesday night. This is the second NBA Coach of the Year Award for Thibodeau, who earned the honour in the 2010-11 season with...

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Researchers developing nasal spray to provide Covid protection and treatment

Researchers developing nasal spray to provide Covid protection and treatment

Since the early days of the pandemic, scientists have been developing antibodies as treatments for Covid-19. Today, several such antibodies are in late-stage clinical trials and a handful have been approved for emergency use by regulatory agencies in the United States and elsewhere. Among doctors, however, antibody treatments have not...

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Colour bar: Raging coronavirus in the US demonstrates how race matters for health

Colour bar: Raging coronavirus in the US demonstrates how race matters for health

The coronavirus pandemic has, once again, highlighted the complex links between inequality, racism and disease risk in America. According to Harvard public health scholar David Williams, although the pandemic affects everyone, but in the United States, communities of colour have recorded a disproportionate number of cases, hospitalisations and deaths. Dr...

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Day Prince Harry said: It’s fine to feel low, it’s okay to cry, it’s okay to be sad; we’re all in this, we all do

Day Prince Harry said: It’s fine to feel low, it’s okay to cry, it’s okay to be sad; we’re all in this, we all do

Meghan Markle smiled through the pain of not being accepted by the royal family and made the right choice to walk away, her cookbook friend has revealed. Grenfell fire survivor Munira Mahmoud still hears from the Duchess of Sussex from Los Angeles and tells OK! “I’m so proud of her...

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‘Tulsa Race Massacre events could be targeted by white supremacist groups’

‘Tulsa Race Massacre events could be targeted by white supremacist groups’

The Tulsa Race Massacre’s centennial commemorations in Oklahoma could draw racial violence and white supremacist groups, the US Department of Homeland Security has warned in a bulletin. “We assess that upcoming commemoration events associated with the 100th anniversary of the Tulsa Race Massacre in Oklahoma probably are attractive targets for...

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