American hedonism closes its eyes to death, and has been
incapable of exorcising the destructive power of the moment
with a wisdom like that of the Epicureans of antiquity.

- Octavio Paz
Death is un-American, and an affront to every citizen's inalienable
right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

- Arnold Toynbee
"As long as such self-serving hypocrisy
motivates America's response, Ukraine will
only sink further into needless bloodshed,
and that blood will be on America's head."
In America everybody is of the opinion that he has no social superiors,
since all men are equal, but he does not admit that he has no social inferiors,
for, from the time of Jefferson onward, the doctrine that all men are equal
applies only upwards, not downwards.

― Bertrand Russell
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Global Coke
"What those 'racists' are reflexively and rightly reacting
to is the soulless chill as the fire goes out beneath the
melting pot. Those who think America can thrive as a
'cultural mosaic' are worse than fools; they're Canadians."

Global Coke
Two centuries ago, a former European colony decided to catch up with Europe.
It succeeded so well that the United States of America became a monster,
in which the taints, the sickness and the inhumanity of Europe
have grown to appalling dimensions.

― Frantz Fanon
What the United States does best is understand itself.
What it does worst is understand others.

- Carlos Fuentes
Poor Mexico, so far from God
and so close to the United States.

- Porfirio Diaz
"Indeed, everything about the American southland was magical
and exotic to the young Canadian musicians, from the sights
and smells to the drawling manner of speech to, especially, the
central role that music played in people’s everyday lives."

America is a mistake, a giant mistake.
- Sigmund Freud
America is an adorable woman chewing tobacco.
- Auguste Bartholdi
"This is the tone of the China Century, a subtle
mix of Nazi/Soviet bravado and 'oriental'
cunning -- easily misunderstood, and
heard before, in a real enemy, by the West."

Coke and 'America the Beautiful'
Coke and 'America the Beautiful'
"And for the others who argued for English-only
patriotism, I note that there are more than
57 million Americans (about 20% of the nation)
whose first-language is not English...."

Coke and 'America the Beautiful'
"This is the behavior, and the fate, of paranoid
old-world tyrants like Hitler or Saddam, not liberal new-world democracies like America pretends to be."

America is the only nation in history which
miraculously has gone directly from barbarism to
degeneration without the usual interval of civilization.

- Georges Clemenceau
I found there a country with thirty-two religions and only one sauce.
- Charles–Maurice Talleyrand
A people who are still, as it were, but in the gristle,
and not yet hardened into the bone of manhood.

- Edmund Burke
America is the only country ever founded on the printed word.
- Marshall McLuhan
"The removal of racist sports nicknames (and mascots) seems outrageously belated
-- why, exactly, has this civil rights cause
taken so long to gain momentum?"

The atom bomb is a paper tiger which the
United States reactionaries use to scare people.
It looks terrible, but in fact it isn't.

- Mao Tse-tung
They made us many promises, more than I can remember, but
they kept only one; they promised to take our land, and they did.

- Red Cloud
In America sex is an obsession,
in other parts of the world it is a fact.

- Marlene Dietrich
I would rather have a nod from an American,
than a snuff-box from an emperor.

- Lord Byron
One day the United States discovered it was an empire.
But it didn’t know what an empire was.
It thought that an empire was merely the biggest of all corporations.

- Roberto Calasso
Americans are so enamored of equality, they would rather
be equal in slavery than unequal in freedom.

- Alexis de Tocqueville
"No one, I thought, could watch those scenes, of young children slaughtered en masse, and so many parents grieving, without thinking that this, finally, would tip some kind of balance in the country."
If you are prepared to accept the consequences of your dreams
then you must still regard America today with the same naive
enthusiasm as the generations that discovered the New World.

- Jean Baudrillard
I am willing to love all mankind, except an American.
- Samuel Johnson
America, thou half brother of the world;
With something good and bad of every land.

- Philip Bailey
"What can be more powerful than disinformation in the Information Age?"
England and America are two countries separated by the same language.
- Sir Walter Besant
Christopher Columbus, as everyone knows, is honored by
posterity because he was the last to discover America.

- James Joyce
Now, from America, empty indifferent things
are pouring across, sham things, dummy life.

- Rainer Maria Rilke
If the United States is to recover fortitude and lucidity,
it must recover itself, and to recover itself it must
recover the "others"- the outcasts of the Western world.
- Octavio Paz
The youth of America is their oldest tradition.
It has been going on now for three hundred years.

- Oscar Wilde
"America really is, for most Americans, all things considered, a good place to be, and all they really want is for everyone to enjoy the same privilege and pleasure."
When good Americans die they go to Paris;
when bad Americans die they go to America.

- Oscar Wilde
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They're nothing more than traffickers; and as the smart traffickers'll tell you, you don't use the merchandise. They are just inoculating their kids with a tech-drug serum, to immunize them against the very merchandise that put the **** bowling alley in their basement.
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America is therefore the land of the future, where, in the ages that
lie before us, the burden of the World's History shall reveal itself.

- Georg Friedrich Hegel
America is a large, friendly dog in a very small room.
Every time it wags its tail, it knocks over a chair.

- Arnold Toynbee
Americans always try to do the right thing after they've tried everything else.
- Winston Churchill
The thing that impresses me most about Americans
is the way parents obey their children.

- Edward, Duke of Windsor
Americans are apt to be unduly interested in discovering
what average opinion believes average opinion to be.

- John Maynard Keynes
Europe was created by history.
America was created by philosophy.

- Margaret Thatcher
America is God's crucible, the great Melting-Pot where all the races of
Europe are melting and reforming!... The real American has not yet arrived.
He is only in the crucible, I tell you - he will be the fusion of all races.

- Israel Zangwill
American dreams are strongest in the hearts of those
who have seen America only in their dreams.

- Pico Iyer
America: It's like Britain, only with buttons.
- Ringo Starr
The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer.
It has never yet melted.

― D.H. Lawrence
I have two conflicting visions of America.
One is a kind of dream landscape and the other is a kind of black comedy.

― Bono
The American mirror, said the voice, the sad American mirror
of wealth and poverty and constant useless metamorphosis,
the mirror that sails and whose sails are pain.

― Roberto Bolaño

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TIMELINE - Which events should be there?
on: September 17, 2013, 03:49

We're in the process of constructing the timelines for each of the home pages and would be grateful for any input on which events ought to be included.
Reply below to suggest additions (or changes) to the Asia timeline.

Su Chen
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on: September 22, 2013, 16:59

Not much seems to be on the timeline now, so I thought I'd suggest that you add several events related to America and the Opium trade...

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on: September 22, 2013, 17:03

Add the Boxer Rebellion, Boxer Uprising or Yihetuan Movement?

Nick Ferns
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Boxer Rebellion has just been added. Would love to see more suggestions.

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Re: TIMELINE - Which events should be there?
on: November 30, 2013, 18:53

* I've moved the discussion below from the Their America timeline area where it first appeared.

Jeehyun Lim
on: September 26, 2013, 10:18 QUOTE REMOVE EDIT

Here's my suggestion for a simple timeline of Korean contact with the U.S. from the 17th century up to 1943:

The Dutchman Hendrick Hamel is stranded on Jeju Island off the southern coast of Korea in 1653 on his way to Japan. He later published his experience as a journal, The Journal of the Unfortunate Voyage of the Sperwer, when he escaped and returned to the Netherlands.

Yi Sung-Hun becomes the first baptized Korean Catholic. Baptized in Beijing by French Catholic priests, Yi returns to Korea in 1784 and spreads Catholicism.

The General Sherman, an American merchant schooner seeking trade, is attacked near Pyongyang in 1866.

The U.S. occupies Kanghwado in reprisal for the attack on General Sherman. This is known as Shinmiyangyo in Korea and the 1871 U.S. Korean Campaign in the U.S.

Treaty of Peace, Amity, Commerce and Navigation (known as Jemulpo Treaty in Korea) is signed between Korea and the U.S. in 1882.

Horace Newton Allen, the first American Protestant resident missionary in Korea, arrives in Korea in 1884.

The Bible is translated into Korean for the first time by John Ross, a presbyterian missionary based in Manchuria, in 1887.

The first group of Korean immigrants (56 men, 21 women, 25 children) arrive in Honolulu in 1903 to work on sugar plantations.

Japan takes over Korea's foreign affairs in 1905. All foreign missions in Korea are closed and all Korean diplomats in foreign countries recalled.

By the time Japan annexes Korea in 1910, there are approximately 800 schools established by U.S. missionaries.

Approximately 1000 Korean mail-order brides came to Hawaii and the U.S. mainland between 1910 when U.S. immigration first allowed mail-order brides and 1924 when Asian exclusion laws were enacted.

Pearl Harbor prompts U.S. Military Order No. 45, which grants Koreans in the U.S. non-enemy alien status. Between 1910 and 1943, Koreans in the U.S. were treated as Japanese citizens.

I'll post another suggestion on the post-1943 timeline later.


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Thanks for that suggestion, I'll add some of those Korean moments to the timeline!

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