Michael Payne – The Violent Image That America Projects To the World

In years past, especially after the end of World War II, America had a stellar image in the world. Nations and their people looked up to this symbol of freedom and democracy. They respected its government and admired its people. America was often thought of as a role model for all other nations. How things change. Much of that respect …

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Michael Payne – An American Society Plagued By Deepening Divisions, Irreconcilable Differences, Ongoing Violence

The American society is becoming more and more divided because of the various elements and factions within it that no longer will accept or tolerate the views and beliefs of their fellow Americans; views that are not consistent with their own. At times it seems that the opposing sides of some key issue are engaged in a war; in fact …

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Michael Payne – Planting Seeds of Fear into the American Mind

America is entering into a most dangerous time in its history as this society and its people react to and try to cope with the specter of fear that is rapidly spreading across this nation. For many years, Americans have listened to the incessant beat of the drums of war. Now we hear the drums of fear sounding across this …