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The Guns of August: Lowering the Flag on the American Century

(505) Comments | Posted August 17, 2010 | 5:03 PM

Crossposted with TomDispatch.com.

In 1962, the historian Barbara Tuchman published a book about the start of World War I and called it The Guns of August. It went on to win a Pulitzer Prize.  She was, of course, looking back at events that had occurred almost 50 years earlier...

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Three Good Reasons to Liquidate Our Empire

(29) Comments | Posted July 30, 2009 | 11:00 AM

Crossposted with TomDispatch.com


And Ten Steps to Take to Do So


However ambitious President Barack Obama's domestic plans, one unacknowledged issue has the potential to destroy any reform efforts he might launch. Think of it as the 800-pound gorilla in the American living room: our...

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A Modest Proposal for Garrisoned Lands

(5) Comments | Posted July 2, 2009 | 1:56 PM

Crossposted with TomDispatch.com


The U.S. Empire of Bases -- at $102 billion a year already the world's costliest military enterprise -- just got a good deal more expensive. As a start, on May 27th, we learned that the State Department will build a new "embassy"...

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