Addicted to war

Salon by Farhad Manjoo

05/03/06

James Carroll's 'House of War' is ostensibly a history of a single American government building, that five-sided behemoth that sits across the river from Washington and is instantly recognizable to just about anyone in the world as the headquarters of the United States military. But if Carroll's book actually reads like something much bigger than that, like a story not just of the Pentagon but of the last half-century of American foreign policy, well, that's the point. 'The Pentagon has been so much at the center of national life that one could write an entire history of the contemporary United States in its terms,' Carroll argues in his prologue. That's just about what he does... [subscription or ad view required]

//www.salon.com/books/int/2006/05/03/carroll/



We’re addicted to war

The Libertarian Enterprise
by Doug Newman

08/26/08

Two weeks ago, I had never heard of South Ossetia and I could only tell you four things about Georgia. 1. It was a former Soviet republic. 2. It was somewhere on the southern periphery of Russia, but I could not tell you exactly where. 3. It was Joe Stalin’s home country. 4. It was the Georgia the Beatles sang of in ‘Back in the USSR.’ Now, Bush, Cheney and McCain are foaming at the mouth over a purely regional conflict involving Georgia that has no bearing whatsoever on America...

//www.ncc-1776.org/tle2008/tle482-20080824-03.html


Informant: Thomas L. Knapp



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