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U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy
America went to war 100 years ago for no good reason, and certainly not for the “general interest” of national security.
Taxes and SpendingWar and Foreign Policy
The US government used foreign aid to spread a eugenics-tinged sterilization policy in Peru in the late 1990s.
Trump has proposed the "Space Force" as a brand new and costly military branch and bureaucracy. The reaction to his plan helps illustrate the complexity of military politics in Washington.
Taken all together, defense spending in Fiscal Year 2019 totals more than the state budget of Texas seven times over.
Media and CultureWar and Foreign PolicyWorld History
The abandonment of liberal reason to warlike frenzy was felt deeply by the poets of the First World War.
Decentralization and SecessionWar and Foreign Policy
The Second Amendment is much more than a guarantee of private gun ownership. It was designed to decentralize and weaken the military establishment in the United States.
War and Foreign PolicyInterventionism
Why do seemingly endless military conflicts persist, despite lacking any constituency beyond the DC beltway?
U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign PolicyWorld History
The US deep state’s hatred of the Iranian people goes back a long way, at least as far back as 1953.
Big GovernmentWar and Foreign PolicyWorld History
The deep state’s absorption of Donald Trump is just one more confirmation of what our ancestors and Eisenhower, Kennedy, and Truman were warning us against.
Talking about Russian imperialism is the modern version of talking about what fine clothes the Emperor is wearing in that fairy tale.