Tuesday, May 24, 2005

From The American Conservative
The lure of military society
On The New American Militarism: How Americans Are Seduced by War by Andrew Bacevich
Eloquent, wry, sober, deftly cutting, with undertones of anger, sadness, and hope, Bacevich writes like Paul Fussell with a political sensibility.

“Today as never before in their history,” the book relentlessly argues, “Americans are enthralled with military power.”

To a degree unprecedented but now taken for granted, the purpose of the armed forces has shifted from defending American territory to projecting power abroad.

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