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Posted on: Aug 25, 2010, Source: Metropolitan Books

The failure to begin to deal with our bloated military establishment will condemn the U.S. to devastating consequences.

Posted on: Aug 17, 2010, Source:

Thirty-five years from now, America's official century of being top dog (1945-2045) will have come to an end; its time may, in fact, be running out right now.

Posted on: Jul 30, 2009, Source:

The failure to begin to deal with our bloated military establishment will condemn the U.S. to a devastating trio of consequences.

Posted on: Jul 2, 2009, Source:

We're building new "embassies" that run close to $1 billion and host countries keep jacking the rent for existing bases.

Posted on: Feb 2, 2009, Source:

Scam artists are making a huge fortune off inferior, poorly designed weapons.

Posted on: Oct 7, 2008, Source:

A small election victory won't drastically turn around any of the darker challenges our country faces -- only a massive victory can do that.

Posted on: Sep 28, 2008, Source:

If we don't cut back our ever-increasing military spending in a major way, the bankruptcy of the United States is inevitable.

Posted on: Aug 25, 2008, Source:

Bush's supporters see the global war on terrorism as a "clash of civilizations" -- yet the civilization we are destroying in Iraq is part of our own.

Posted on: Jul 27, 2008, Source:

Johnson considers just how incompetent and unscrupulous a thoroughly privatized intelligence 'community' has turned out to be.

Posted on: May 18, 2008, Source: Truthdig

A new book offers a controversial but ultimately convincing diagnosis of how the U.S. has succumbed to an unacknowledged totalitarian temptation.

Posted on: Apr 29, 2008, Source:

For decades these self-professed saviors of the Western world helped precipitate U.S. foreign policy disasters like the Vietnam War.

Posted on: Apr 25, 2008, Source: Le Monde diplomatique

60 years of enormous military spending is taking a dramatic toll on the rest of the economy.

Posted on: Feb 4, 2008, Source: Truthdig

A new book on disastrous trade policies makes it clear that it's time to dismantle the barriers that keep so much of the world so poor.

Posted on: Jan 22, 2008, Source:

Welcome to 2008, a year of morally obscene, fiscally unsustainable spending. Watch as the military bloats and our standard of living sinks.

Posted on: Jan 7, 2008, Source:

Charlie Wilson's War is a truly dangerous piece of pro-war propaganda from Hollywood.

Posted on: Oct 23, 2007, Source:

A look at how and why the U.S. gravely failed in its response to 9/11.

Posted on: Jul 27, 2007, Source:

An on-the-record master history of the CIA has finally been published, and it lesson is that an incompetent intelligence agency can be as great a threat to national security as not having one at all.

Posted on: May 16, 2007, Source:

Brilliant historian and essayist Chalmers Johnson argues that unless we face up to the tremendous strain our empire is having on America, we will lose our democracy, and then it will not matter much what else we lose.

Posted on: Feb 18, 2007, Source: Metropolitan Books

With more than 2,500,000 U.S. personnel serving across the planet and military bases spread across each continent, it's time to face up to the fact that our American democracy has spawned a global empire.

Posted on: Feb 1, 2007, Source:

The dream of the Bush administration -– eternal global domination -- disappeared in Iraq. But it remains to be seen if the American people will choose to keep their empire or return to a constitutional democracy.