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Americas Wars

The Crash and Burn of Old Regimes: Washington Court Culture and Its Endless Wars

William J. Astore | Posted 07.12.2011 | World
William J. Astore

Our wars are eerily like those pursued by European monarchs in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries: conflicts carried out by professional militaries, largely funded by deficit spending, to protect the interests of a ruling elite.

The National Security State Cops a Feel: Taking Off the Gloves (and Then Everything Else)

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

Americans have been remarkably quiet when it comes to the national security disasters being perpetuated in their name. We don't tend to connect what we're doing to others abroad and what we're doing to ourselves at home.