The Pitfalls and Promise of America’s Founding Myths

Maintaining a shared sense of nationhood has always been a struggle for a country defined not by organic ties, but by a commitment to a set of ideals


Westward Course of Empire
For generations, Americans have sought to understand the sense of shared destiny—or perhaps, civic obligation—that forged the nation. (Emanuel Leutze via Wikimedia Commons under Public domain)

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Alexander Hamilton had no illusions about what would happen to Americans if the United States collapsed.

If the newly drafted Constitution wasn’t ratified, he warned in Federalist No. 8, a “War between the States,” fought by irregular armies across unfortified borders, was imminent. Large states would overrun small ones. “Plunder and devastation” would march across the landscape, reducing the citizenry to “a state of continual danger” that would nourish authoritarian, militarized

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Which sectors in Vietnam are dominated by Thai companies?

VNE – By Minh Son   February 24, 2021 | 08:00 pm GMT+7Which sectors in Vietnam are dominated by Thai companies?Shoppers look at fruits at the Central Group Vietnam’s Big C supermarket in Hanoi. Photo by Reuters/Kham.

Though Thailand is not the largest foreign investor in Vietnam, its companies dominate a number of sectors like retail, beverage, packaging, livestock, and solar energy.

In the last decade .their investments in Vietnam swelled by an average of 13 percent a year. Tiếp tục đọc “Which sectors in Vietnam are dominated by Thai companies?”

Remittances to HCMC rise to record $6.1 bln

VNE – By Nguyen Quy   February 19, 2021 | 02:00 pm GMT+7Remittances to HCMC rise to record $6.1 blnAn employee counts U.S. banknotes at a bank in Hanoi. Photo by VnExpress/Giang Huy.

HCMC received inward remittances worth $6.1 billion last year, a record high and up 12 percent from the previous year, despite the economic slump caused by Covid-19.

The figure exceeded the forecast of $5.5 billion, Nguyen Hoang Minh, deputy director of the city branch of the State Bank of Vietnam, said. Tiếp tục đọc “Remittances to HCMC rise to record $6.1 bln”