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freed5666 · 2021-03-09 · Original thread
It is indeed an empire. Two good books:

[1] How to Hide an Empire: A History of the Greater United States by Daniel Immerwahr

[2] Understanding Power by Noam Chomsky

wglb · 2020-09-23 · Original thread
Yes, generally that is true. There are a few words, at least out west, that stand out: "About" "Schedule" "America".

The last one is in jest. The word is pronounced the same--in the US, often the US is called America, seemingly excluding Canada, Central America, South America.

And a fact that I didn't know until recently was that the Philippines prior to WW II was part of the United States. See "How to hide an empire" by Daniel Immerwahr:

JadeNB · 2020-01-14 · Original thread
There's a great book by Daniel Immerwahr on the subject: How to Hide an Empire (

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