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  Project for the New American Century - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Some have raised concerns that the project has been proposing military and economic domination of land, space, and cyberspace by the United States, so as to establish American dominance in world affairs (Pax Americana) for the future—hence the term "the New American Century", based on the idea that the 20th century was the American Century.
American conservatives have traditionally favored a militarily strong United States, and advocated the country take aggressive positions when its interests are threatened.
The letter also stated "American policy cannot continue to be crippled by a misguided insistence on unanimity in the UN Security Council." The letter argues that an Iraq war would be justified by Saddam Hussein's defiance of UN "containment" policy and his persistent threat to U.S. interests.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Project_for_the_New_American_Century   (2025 words)

 America at Mid-Century
The admirable American system of constitutionally guaranteed civil liberties, of a free and diverse press, of free enterprise and economic opportunity, and of popularly elected government was, by the close of the first decade, replaced by a despotic oligarchy in total control of the permanently ruling Republican party.
In the 20th Century, America’s primary contribution to the world economy was its advanced technology, as young students from around the world flocked to its excellent universities to acquire advanced degrees and to engage in cutting-edge research and development.
The overwhelming American military, the budget for which, at the turn of the century, almost equaled the sum of all other military budgets combined, proved to be of little use to the United States.
www.crisispapers.org /Editorials/mid-century.htm   (3064 words)

 Native Americans in the U.S. Military
As the military entered the 20th century, American Indians had already made a substantial contribution through military service and were on the brink of playing an even larger role.
Native American men and women on the home front also showed an intense desire to serve their country, and were an integral part of the war effort.
American Indian soldiers, sailors, marines, and airmen have fought heroically in all of this century's wars and armed conflicts.
www.history.navy.mil /faqs/faq61-1.htm   (1899 words)

 The American Jewish Experience through the Nineteenth Century: Immigration and Acculturation - The Nineteenth Century - ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
A century later, hundreds of their descendants crossed the ocean to settle in the new Dutch colony of Recife in Brazil, where Jewish communal life became possible for the first time in the New World.
In the nineteenth century, American Jews, seeking to strengthen Judaism against its numerous Christian competitors in the marketplace of American religions, introduced various religious innovations, some of them borrowed from their neighbors.
Notwithstanding the small size of the Jewish community in early America, it is important to emphasize to students that American Jews of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, like their counterparts in the larger society, established patterns that subsequent generations carefully followed.
www.nhc.rtp.nc.us:8080 /tserve/nineteen/nkeyinfo/judaism.htm   (2562 words)

 How to Read 18th Century British-American Writing
Century pronunciation differed from ours, and many of the rules of spoken and written usage differed as well.
Literacy estimates vary, but it is thought that almost all of the adult New England population at the end of the eighteenth century could read at least to some degree.
Penmanship instruction in the eighteenth century consisted of copying different "hands," which were different calligraphic styles.
www.dohistory.org /on_your_own/toolkit/writing.html   (1403 words)

 Mormonism and the American Mainstream - The Nineteenth Century - Divining America: Religion and the National Culture
Throughout the nineteenth century and most of the twentieth, Mormonism has been viewed as an aberrant, bizarre, isolated, and largely self-contained religious movement cut off from the mainstream of American society.
The extraordinary motion and mobility of American society that launched thousands upon thousands of families into a kind of rootless nomadism destroyed most vestiges of the broader kinship networks that had characterized much of eighteenth-century America.
To many it proved a welcome antidote to a highly fluid society of rampant individualism in which people sought improvement and prosperity for themselves and their families at the same time as they craved a sense of belonging and sought out various forms of community.
www.nhc.rtp.nc.us /tserve/nineteen/nkeyinfo/nmormon.htm   (2544 words)

 An American Century?
The American Century was constructed on military and economic prowess, a multinational foreign policy, far-sighted generosity in the way we treated our World War II enemies, and, in contradiction, imperialistic military adventures that left millions dead and shattered the aspirations of much of the impoverished Third World.
The American Century was also infused by our ideals, if not our practice, of democracy, as well as our culture of freedom and our efforts to make our racial, ethnic and religious melting pot work.
The American Century was built, first, on domestic economic strength based upon strong consumer demand (pent-up by depression and war), easy-credit, a strong manufacturing base, strong unions and good-paying blue-collar jobs.
www.commondreams.org /views03/0104-09.htm   (1140 words)

 Online NewsHour: The American Century -- June 8, 1999
DAVID GERGEN: Harry Evans, the second American century, you write in your new book that as it began, there were a number of prominent people who were pessimistic about America's prospects in that second century-- H.G. Wells, Rudyard Kipling, Walt Whitman, Henry Adams.
And it's very, very important, the American Constitution or the Bill of Rights, because we begin without full freedom and we end in 1989, or today, being the freest country in the world.
He was inspired by the American Declaration of Independence just as Aguinaldo in the Philippines was similarly inspired by the American ideals.
www.pbs.org /newshour/gergen/june99/american_century_6-8.html   (1468 words)

 Whitney/Exhibitions/Past Exhibitions/The American Century: Art & Culture 1900-2000 Part I, 1900-1950   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Part I, 1900-1950, of The American Century: Art & Culture 1900-2000 is on view until August 22, 1999, at the Whitney Museum of American Art.
The impact of such forces as immigration, technology, and the mass media on American art and culture is examined in depth.
Tickets for The American Century will be $12.50 for adults and $10.50 for senior citizens, students with valid ID, and groups of fifteen or more.
www.whitney.org /exhibition/tac1.shtml   (799 words)

 Religion in 18th-Century America (Religion and the Founding of the American Republic, Library of Congress Exhibition)
In America, the Awakening signaled the advent of an encompassing evangelicalism--the belief that the essence of religious experience was the "new birth," inspired by the preaching of the Word.
James Church, built in South Carolina's oldest Anglican parish outside of Charleston, is thought to have been constructed between 1711 and 1719 during the rectorate of the Reverend Francis le Jau, a missionary of the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts.
The growth of the American church in the eighteenth century can be illustrated by changes in city skylines over the course of the century.
www.loc.gov /exhibits/religion/rel02.html   (3192 words)

 Catholic Culture : Document Library : The American Century
Abbe Klein—who called Americanism a phantom heresy in the memoirs he published many years later — was a neighbor of the biblical exegete Alfred Loisy.
Steep declines in Mass attendance and vocations to the priesthood and religious life are further evidence of assimilation, as is the rise of "cafeteria Catholicism" that takes what suits it from the Catholic tradition and discards the rest.
Sounding a theme familiar to Father Murray, he often has urged American Catholics to work to restore the ethical consensus regarding natural rights and duties on which the American system is based.
www.catholicculture.org /docs/doc_view.cfm?recnum=862   (1406 words)

 American Century Theater   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
This is her second outing in a comedy for The American Century Theater, having been featured in the the Carol Burnet Show retrospective they put together three years ago.
The American Century Theater has resurrected rarely produced but famous plays from the twentieth century before, but it has never before managed the feat of bringing to light a play so little known but with such a fascinating history.
What the American Century Theater has accomplished here is to reveal the compellingly dramatic personal stories that lie beneath the historical importance of the work and they do so with an exceptionally satisfying theatricality that makes watching the show not a history lesson but a fascinating dramatic experience.
www.potomacstages.com /TACTArchive.htm   (14111 words)

 Welcome to the Project for the New American Century
Welcome to the Project for the New American Century
is a non-profit educational organization dedicated to a few fundamental propositions: that American leadership is good both for America and for the world; and that such leadership requires military strength, diplomatic energy and commitment to moral principle.
It will also strive to rally support for a vigorous and principled policy of American international involvement and to stimulate useful public debate on foreign and defense policy and America's role in the world.
www.newamericancentury.org   (107 words)

 America Singing: Nineteenth-Century Song Sheets
For most of the nineteenth century, before the advent of phonograph and radio technologies, Americans learned the latest songs from printed song sheets.
The collection spans the period from the turn of the nineteenth century to the 1880s, although a majority of the song sheets were published during the height of the craze, from the 1850s to the 1870s.
The mission of the Library of Congress is to make its resources available and useful to Congress and the American people and to sustain and preserve a universal collection of knowledge and creativity for future generations.
lcweb2.loc.gov /ammem/amsshtml/amsshome.html   (253 words)

 Nineteenth-Century American Children & What They Read
Some letters, bits from a girl's scrapbook, a copy book or two, rewards of merit, a small gallery of photos, and assorted bits and pieces have their own page.
"Robert Merry's Museum and the Lure of the Sensational" (20 kb) was presented at the American Culture Association conference in 1988.
It's only marginally about the Museum; I was interested in exploring a type of character seen in fiction written by amateurs: a character who stands in for the author of the story and who annoys most readers with her perky perfection.
www.merrycoz.org /kids.htm   (976 words)

 Ronald Reagan and the American Century
A century that through 1979 was notable for world wars, ideological mass murder, and the relentless advance of statism had a happy final act no one but he expected.
If he had not lived and succeeded, the 20th century would not have been, in the fullest sense, the American century it turned out to be.
He fought and plotted against the Communists everywhere he could--from the grubby, petty politics of the actors' union all the way to private councils with the first Polish pope and the climactic summits of the Cold War.
www.weeklystandard.com /Content/Public/Articles/000/000/004/216tqyjm.asp   (630 words)

 Project for the New American Century - SourceWatch
According to William Rivers Pitt, "Two events brought PNAC into the mainstream of American government: the disputed election of George W. Bush and the attacks of September 11th.
The Project for the New American Century seeks to establish what they call 'Pax Americana' across the globe.
Kagan is also a senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, a contributing editor at the Weekly Standard and a Washington Post columnist, a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Alexander Hamilton fellow in American diplomatic history at American University.
www.sourcewatch.org /wiki.phtml?title=Project_for_a_New_American_Century   (3192 words)

 Project for the New American Century - dKosopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The Project for the New American Century (PNAC) is a neo-conservative think tank with strong ties to the American Enterprise Institute.
PNAC's web site says it was "established in the spring of 1997" as "a non-profit, educational organization whose goal is to promote American global leadership." Their policy document, "Rebuilding America's Defences," openly advocates for total global military domination.
Statement of Principles, Project for the New American Century, June 3, 1997.
www.dkosopedia.com /index.php/Project_for_the_New_American_Century   (2806 words)

 20th Century Decades: General Links   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Better understand the complexities of campaign issues and their historical context by looking at historical events, and explore the meanings of core values by examining how these values have been applied in both historical events and campaign ads.
Most of the posters are from the 20th century, and "brings together some of the great graphic images made in the United States." Sections include: American Events, Designed to Sell, Advice to Americans, and Patriotic Persuasion.
Background and biographical information on the great popular singers, songwriters and musical performers of the 20th Century who are honored by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
dewey.chs.chico.k12.ca.us /decsg.html   (1552 words)

 American History
American Journeys "more than 18,000 pages of eyewitness accounts of North American exploration, from the sagas of Vikings in Canada in AD1000 to the diaries of mountain men in the Rockies 800 years later"
American Memory primary source materials regarding the history of the United States.
Eugenics Movement, American "Eugenics was, quite literally, an effort to breed better human beings — by encouraging the reproduction of people with "good" genes and discouraging those with "bad" genes.
www.accd.edu /pac/lrc/hist-am.htm   (6460 words)

 TIME.com -- Andrew Arnold: An 'American Century' of Unrepentant Crime   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
His new series, "American Century," published by the "adult" Vertigo imprint of the very mainstream D.C. Comics, may well be his best work yet.
As with most things, for "American Century," it's the thoughtful details that make it rich.
"American Century" gives fans of hard-boiled crime fiction what they want: an escape into a secret, cynical world where morality drains out like blood into a gutter.
www.time.com /time/columnist/arnold/article/0,9565,127864,00.html   (872 words)

 Statement of Principles
As the 20th century draws to a close, the United States stands as the world's preeminent power.
The history of the 20th century should have taught us that it is important to shape circumstances before crises emerge, and to meet threats before they become dire.
Our aim is to remind Americans of these lessons and to draw their consequences for today.
www.newamericancentury.org /statementofprinciples.htm   (558 words)

 USATODAY.com - Arthur Miller captured the American century   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
His plays were among the most widely read, produced and loved of the past century: Death of A Salesman, A View From the Bridge and The Crucible, to name a few.
And the sobering humanism that this distinctly American icon applied to issues ranging from anti-Semitism and McCarthyism to his personal demons touched fans everywhere.
He told Mayer just a few months ago that "he had a new idea he was really excited to get started on." Dennehy, who spoke to Miller just last week, had also believed that he was far from through.
www.usatoday.com /life/people/2005-02-11-arthur-miller-obit_x.htm   (817 words)

 Amazon.com: The American Century: Books   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Although most of this sprawling book is set in the 20th century, it begins on April 29, 1889, when Benjamin Harrison commemorated the first centennial of American government.
Evans was born in Britain and moved to America only in 1984, so his retelling of the American story from 1889 to 1989 bears the refreshing stamp of a non-American sensibility, with some surprising focuses among the hundreds found in the textAEisenhower's engineering of coups in Guatemala and Iran, for example.
Generally well written prose, Evan's "The American Century" is rife with examples of his left-leaning tendencies.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0679410708?v=glance   (2200 words)

 Project for the New American Century (PNAC)
Project for the New American Century is a neo-conservative think-tank that promotes an ideology of total U.S. world domination through the use of force.
The group embraces and disseminates an ideology of faith in force, U.S. supremacy, and rejection of the rule of law in international affairs.
These are the thought processes of fantasist Americans who want to control the world.
home.earthlink.net /~platter/neo-conservatism/pnac.html   (896 words)

 Whitney/Exhibitions/Past Exhibitions/The American Century: Art & Culture 1900-2000 Part II, 1950-2000   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Part II charts the dynamism of the decades between 1950 and 2000 by focusing on the avant-garde--those artists who continually challenge basic assumptions about what art is and what the role of artists should be within the turbulent social atmosphere of twentieth-century America.
On view are such icons of American art as Andy Warhol's Elvis I and II and Jackson Pollock's Number 27, 1950, and work by the most celebrated artists of the last fifty years including Cindy Sherman, Alex Katz, Louise Bourgeois, Chuck Close, Robert Mapplethorpe, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Eva Hesse, Jeff Koons, Julian Schnabel, and Jasper Johns.
Two hundred works from Parts I and II of the exhibition are presented along with additional materials that dynamically relate both art and artists with the themes, historic events, and social issues of the period.
www.whitney.org /exhibition/tac2.shtml   (772 words)

 About the Project for a New American Century
The Project for a New American Century is a concerning initiative which appears to promote a doctrine of positive American intervention, which some have likened to the beginnings of an American Empire for the 21st Century.
At a time when democratic process, respect for territorial integrity, and international co-operation are desperately needed, the Project for a New American Century is speaking a language which many will find profoundly disturbing.
In the coming weeks and months, we set out to investigate the material published in the name of the Project for a New American Century - a term which itself seems to signal a century belonging, not to the world, but to America.
www.newamericancentury.info   (461 words)

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