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America's Delusion of Liberal Hegemony

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Blog07/04/2019

Attempts to impose liberal values on the world, to force people to be free, are doomed to failure and will enhance the chances of war. This is largely because nationalism is for most people a far more potent force than liberalism, whether classical or modern.

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American Policy Pushes Iran Toward Nuclear Weapons

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Blog07/02/2019

There is no evidence that Iran is likely to capitulate to American demands. The historical record demonstrates that great powers can inflict enormous punishment on their adversaries and yet the pain rarely causes target states to surrender.

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World War I: A Revisionist Reading List

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Blog06/18/2019

These books and authors criticize the decision of the United States in 1917 to enter WWI, the bad results of the treaties that ended the war, and the propaganda designed to induce the public to accept the war against the Central Powers.

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Iran: America's Latest Drive for War

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Blog06/14/2019

The US government wants us all to pay and sacrifice for yet another war. And it's using all the usual old tricks to try and have its way.

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Learning the Right Lessons from D-Day

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Blog06/06/2019

Both the battle and the war were unnecessary, but were the products of Great Power hubris and incompetence during and after World War I.

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World War II: A Reading List

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Blog06/05/2019

These books and authors offer a more realistic view of the moral problems with the American state's conduct in "the good war," World War II.

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"They Shall Not Grow Old" is a Superb Antiwar Film

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Blog05/27/2019

The film provides viewers with a sobering and accurate depiction of the horrific reality of war.

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America's Defense Budget Is Bigger Than You Think

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Blog05/13/2019

America's "defense" budget is really more than $1.2 trillion, more than double the Pentagon's official "base budget," once we include all the other related spending like that on "homeland security" and veterans affairs.

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A Nuclear War? Over Venezuela?

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Blog05/08/2019

How ironic that Pompeo and the rest of the neocons in the Trump administration are ready to violate the US Constitution in order to attack Venezuela to “restore their constitution.”

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The Deep State Campaign for War with Russia

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Blog04/05/2019

David Gordon reviews the book War with Russia? From Putin & Ukraine to Trump & Russiagate. By Stephen F. Cohen.

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