by Bill Templar
Bill Templar is at the Lao-American College, Vientiane/Lao PDR and Dubnow Institute for Jewish History, University of Leipzig.
The following article is from ZMagazine. Please go to http://zmag.orh to subscribe to the magazine, the website sustainer program, or both.
The new handheld electronic device known as a Phrasealator, first tried by U.S. troops in Afghanistan, is a graphic emblem of the practical difficulties of diffusing American hegemonic power across the globe. The 1,000 phrases on the Phrasealator menu—such as “come out with your hands up