Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Read this one

I am currently reading a shattering book called The New American Militarism by conservative apostate Andrew Bacevich. You can read this lengthy review from Anatol Lieven or this excerpt from the book.

This is a fluffless book in which the author lucidly argues that the United States has lost its way. The country has become infatuated with military power (while ignoring declines in economic power) while becoming separating overall society from military society. American policy swiftly moves to using military power at the expense of other less expensive and often more effective tools. This was cost free (for Americans) in the 90s, but has become disastrous for the world in Iraq.

I'm still in the middle of it, but I recommend it to everyone who cares about the country.

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