This blog is a representation of the texts and themes I am studying in a year-long honors Humanities course, called Humanities Core, offered at UC Irvine. The course content examines empires and their ruins, and considers multiple perspectives and their relation to their respective empires. My blog is intended to offer insight on a range of topics related to the American empire. The breadth of ideas and opinions in this blog will investigate history, literature, current events, and many other topics. Some of the authors and scholars I discuss include M.K. Gandhi, V.D. Savarkar, Rudyard Kipling, and Henry David Thoreau. I have intended to connect the course themes to all aspects of American society because our nation behaves like an empire, and its actions and sentiments have a massive effect on each of our lives. I really hope you enjoy my blog! Thanks for reading!