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War and Foreign Policy
One of the world's most militaristic Islamic dictatorships — Saudi Arabia — lobbies heavily in Washington to increase US military spending — and the Saudis are rewarded handsomely for their efforts.
U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy
General Dwight D. Eisenhower, chief among the naysayers, said, “I was against (use of the atomic bomb) on two counts. First, the Japanese were ready to surrender and it wasn’t necessary to hit them with that awful thing."
War and Foreign PolicyPolitical Theory
The late George H. W. Bush was instrumental in creating our world of endless war against foreign states that are no threat to the United States.
For a century now, Woodrow Wilson's ideology of forced democratization and ideological warfare continues to dominate American 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.