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The Books

Base Nation: How U.S. Military Bases Abroad Harm America and the World
Base Nation

How U.S. Military Bases Abroad Harm America and the World
by David Vine

No Good Men Among the Living: America, the Taliban, and the War through Afghan Eyes by Anand Gopal
No Good Men Among the Living

America, the Taliban, and the War through Afghan Eyes
by Anand Gopal

Breach of Trust: How Americans Failed Their Soldiers and Their Country by Andrew J. Bacevich
Breach of Trust

How Americans Failed Their Soldiers and Their Country
by Andrew J. Bacevich

Power Systems: Conversations on Global Democratic Uprisings and the New Challenges to U.S. Empire by Noam Chomsky and David Barsamian
Power Systems

Conversations on Global Democratic Uprisings and the New Challenges to U.S. Empire
by Noam Chomsky and David Barsamian

Kill Anything That Moves: The Real American War in Vietnam by Nick Turse
Kill Anything That Moves

The Real American War in Vietnam
by Nick Turse

We Meant Well: How I Helped Lose the Battle for the Hearts and Minds of the Iraqi People by Peter Van Buren
We Meant Well

How I Helped Lose the Battle for the Hearts and Minds of the Iraqi People
by Peter Van Buren

Washington Rules: America's Path to Permanent War by Andrew BacevichWashington Rules
America's Path to Permanent War
by Andrew Bacevich


Dismantling The Empire: America's Last Best Hope by Chalmers JohnsonDismantling The Empire
America's Last Best Hope
by Chalmers Johnson


The Limits Of Power: The End of American Exceptionalism by Andrew Bacevich
The Limits Of Power

The End of American Exceptionalism
by Andrew Bacevich


Imperial Ambitions: Conversations on the Post-9/11 World by Noam Chomsky
Imperial Ambitions

Conversations on the Post-9/11 World
by Noam Chomsky


Empire's Workshop: Latin America, the United States, and the Rise of the New Imperialism by Greg Grandin
Empire's Workshop

Latin America, the United States, and the Rise of the New Imperialism
by Greg Grandin

A Question Of Torture: CIA Interrogation, from the Cold War to the War on Terror by Alfred McCoy
A Question of Torture

CIA Interrogation, from the Cold War to the War on Terror
by Alfred McCoy

Blood and Oil: The Dangers and Consequences of America's Growing Petroleum Dependency by Michael Klare
Blood and Oil

The Dangers and Consequences of America's Growing Petroleum Dependency
by Michael T. Klare

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June 18, 2015

Comments

I saw this so-called debate and was deeply chilled by the "go-get-em" mentality where three of these people seemed to be stuck in the past. Titles would suggest these people had something useful to say, whereas all the three "yeah, let's go get-em" clowns wanted to do was spend our money, kill others' children, and get approval from a small group of die-hards in WDC who want to sell munitions and make profits. We haven't won a war since WWII - and our hit on Kuwait was not a war! When will we stop doing the same dumb, destructive things over again??

The ultimate problem is the failure of democracy in America. Seven corporations control our entire media. Convince those seven of your "truth" and you have convinced America. We have given up the harder challenge of promoting an educated citizenry, critical thinking, and public debate in favor of being spoon fed our truth. This allows a small clique of politicians, military leaders, and corporations to convince us that 14 years of war without result need to be extended. We believe them because there are no other voices with a significant platform to contradict them.
The other failure of American democracy has been the apathy of the American people. Seeing scandal after scandal, we have given up on government. We allow them do anything they want and we justify it with the weak arguments that "They're all the same" and "Nothing will ever change". We the people, have forgotten that politicians are not our masters, they are our SERVANTS. So, now the clowns run the circus and we are just the audience.

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