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Entries by Tom Engelhardt from 10/2011

Is the National Security Complex Too Big to Fail?

| Posted 10.20.2011 | Politics

Think of Iraq as the AIG of wars -- the only difference being that the bailout there didn't involve just three payouts. More than eight years after the Bush administration invaded that country, the bailout is, unbelievably enough, still going.

OWS at Valley Forge

| Posted 10.31.2011 | Politics

Once the Arab Spring broke loose, people began asking me why this country was still so quiet. I would always point out that no one ever expects or predicts such events. Nothing like this happens until it happens, and only then do you try to make sense of it retrospectively.