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Greater America in the Age of Rebellion

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Foreword 10

Historic False Models 19

  • The Hubris of False Models 20
  • The Models of Nine-Eleven 25
  • Routes from Despotism to Democracy 27
  • Summary 29

    Models: Do Facts Matter? 31

    Population 31
  • Creativity, Invention, Entrepreneurship 32
  • Production 33
  • Health Care 35
  • Imperialism 36
  • Interventions 39
  • Military Power and Presence 42
  • Summary 45

    Perceptions Do Matter 47

    Americas Model of the World 48
  • The Worlds Model of America 49
  • Freedom 52
  • Opportunity 53
  • Altruism 53
  • Culture 55
  • International Relations 55
  • Opposing Views 59

The Small Challenges 64

Energy and Global Warming 64
  • Doomsday: True Model or False Model? 65
  • Water, Food, Plague, Pollution, Corruption 66
  • Water 66
  • Food 66
  • Diseases: HIV, Flu, Non-Native Species 66
  • Pollution 67
  • Corruption -- International Banking 67
  • Corruption of America 69
  • Infrastructure 72
  • Machinery 72
  • Education 72
  • Crime and Punishment 73
  • Inequality and Poverty 74
  • Poverty and 9/11 79
  • Summary 81

    Religious Terrorism 105

    The Evolution of Christianity 105
  • Islam Version 1.0 112
  • What went wrong in Islam? 115
  • Government in Islamic Law 116
  • Tribalism 116
  • Islam Version 2.0 117
  • Summary 118
  • Questions 119
  • Migrations and Empires 83

    Migrations from Asia to Europe 84
  • The Latino Migration 87
  • Muslim Migration 89
  • Europe Becomes Muslim 90
  • Jewish Migration --the Return 91
  • Some Israelis Protest Occupation 95
  • Some Israelis Protest for Settlements 96
  • The Rise and Fall of Empires 97
  • The Spread of Religion 98
  • The American Empire -- a New Kind ? 101
  • Summary 102
  • Migrations and Empires: Conflict 103
  • The Words of a Violent God 104
  • Koran -- words of Allah 104
  • Torah -- Old-Testament -- words of God 104



    Epilogue 120

    Facts and Perceptions 120
  • America Now 120
  • What America May Become 121

  • Illustrations

    World's Only Superpower
    Iraq in Three Parts: Sunni, Shi'ite, Kurd
    World Populations
    Gross Domestic Product in 2020
    Gross Domestic Product of Nations
    Doomsday Graphic
    The Tails of America: 1967 and 2007
    American Income Distribution Trends
    Latinos move to the United States
    Muslims move to Europe
    Explorations, Migrations, Empires
    Muslim Migration
    Europe Becomes Muslim
    Jewish Migration - the Return
    Israel among the Muslims
    Israeli Settlements in the West Bank
    Islam's First Empire
    The Ottoman Empire
    Japan's Empire in 1942

    Tables

    Small Killing Events since World War 2
    Major Killings Since World War 2
    A Few Terrorist Groups
    Some Nations and Their Troubles
    The Plane-Hijackers - the killers of 9/11
    Largest Populations
    Patents filed
    Gross Domestic Product in 2007
    Health-Care Rank
    A Few American Wars and Interventions
    Top Ten Military Spenders
    American Military Sites
    Opposing Score Cards
    Offshore Banking Centers
    Corruption Ranking
    Corruption of Congress
    Masters of the Land of Israel
    Nations with Built-In Conflicts
    Versions of Christianity
    Chronology of Christianity and Islam
    Versions of Islam
    Sects of Islam
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