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Archive for September 9th, 2011

Ideology and Empire

“The years 1991 and 2001 are commonly treated as breakpoints, markers that inaugurate distinctive chapters of history, the first labeled “Post-Cold War, the second “Post-9/11.” Yet there is a strong case to be made for amalgamating the two decades into a single period: call it the “era of ideological fantasy,” when U.S. self-regard and Washington’s confidence in its ability to remake the world in America’s image reached unprecedented heights.”

More, from Andrew Bacevich:

http://www.amconmag.com/blog/an-end-to-empire/

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This is Depressing

I missed the Republican debates the other night, and just became aware of this little exchange. I don’t know which is worse, the big shot evangelical without a conscience or the cheers for death:

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