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militarism



  • Killing Me Softly with Militarism

    by William J. Astore

    Besides TV shows, movies, and commercials, there are many signs of the increasing embrace of militarized values and attitudes in this country. The result: the acceptance of a military in places where it shouldn’t be, one that’s over-celebrated, over-hyped, and given far too much money and cultural authority, while becoming virtually immune to serious criticism.



  • The Riptide of American Militarism

    by William Astore

    As Americans wrestled with the possibility of finding themselves in a second looming world war, what advice did the CFR have for then-President Franklin Delano Roosevelt in 1940?



  • New Interactive Tool Maps the American War on Terror

    by Stephanie Savell

    In general, the American public has largely ignored these post-9/11 wars and their costs. But the vastness of Washington’s counterterror activities suggests, now more than ever, that it’s time to pay attention.

  • Clinging to Mass Violence

    by Lawrence S. Wittner

    Resorting to violence is a long-term, deeply-ingrained habit in human history, and is not easily discarded.


  • Japan's Continuing Obsession with Militarism

    by Rick Shenkman

    Visiting the Japanese War Museum in Tokyo this spring brought to mind a line from Schopenhauer: "Clio, the muse of history, is as thoroughly infected with lies as a street whore with syphilis."