There's nothing wrong with people having a turkey dinner with their family or friends. But we must recognize that Thanksgiving is a nationalist holiday with capitalist underpinnings, and stop pretending that it celebrates or honors Native history and culture.
Many people in this country are ready and willing to take refugee children in. However, these children will first be screened to ensure they aren't "terrorists." The process could take years. Too many of these children - even one is too many - will be dead before they ever see a hot meal again, much less shelter, education or a kind word. That doesn't matter, it seems, since it's an election year.
In this excerpt from the preface to a new edition of Rogue States, Noam Chomsky outlines major events in US history, from the Cold War to the 2008 financial crisis and impending environmental catastrophe. The acclaimed public intellectual connects these events by examining them through the lens of imperialistic US policies.