Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Addicted to Force, Addicted to Failure

I wanted to share this fascinating, in-depth article from Tom Englehardt about the culture of violence in the U.S. and the tendency toward imperialism in international affairs. Tom makes several great points, including how the military makes up the lion's share of the federal discretionary budget and how the efforts of diplomacy and peacemaking get short changed. He briefly mentions the Department of Peace legislation, but mostly as an example of how good ideas don't get the attention they deserve because of our fixation on the use of force.

Check it out:
Tomgram: Addicted to Force, Addicted to Failure

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