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Always and Everywhere The New York Times and the Enduring “Threat” of Isolationism PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Thursday, 24 October 2013 06:49

By Andrew J. Bacevich  

http://www.tomdispatch.com/blog/175764/

The abiding defect of U.S. foreign policy? It’s isolationism, my friend. Purporting to steer clear of war, isolationism fosters it. Isolationism impedes the spread of democracy. It inhibits trade and therefore prosperity. It allows evildoers to get away with murder. Isolationists prevent the United States from accomplishing its providentially assigned global mission. Wean the American people from their persistent inclination to look inward and who knows what wonders our leaders will accomplish.

The United States has been at war for well over a decade now, with U.S. attacks and excursions in distant lands having become as commonplace as floods and forest fires. Yet during the recent debate over Syria, the absence of popular enthusiasm for opening up another active front evoked expressions of concern in Washington that Americans were once more turning their backs on the world.

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The Secret History of G.I. Joe Barbie, Joe, Darth Vader, and Making War in Children’s Culture (Part 1) PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Tuesday, 13 August 2013 05:46

By Tom Engelhardt

[The following excerpt, from Tom Engelhardt’s book, The End of Victory Culture, is posted with permission from the University of Massachusetts Press.] http://www.tomdispatch.com/blog/175735/

1. The First Coming of G.I. Joe

 

It was 1964, and in Vietnam thousands of American “advisers” were already offering up their know-how from helicopter seats or gun sights. The United States was just a year short of sending its first large contingent of ground troops there, adolescents who would enter the battle zone dreaming of John Wayne and thinking of enemy-controlled territory as “Indian country.” Meanwhile, in that inaugural year of Lyndon Johnson’s Great Society, a new generation of children began to experience the American war story via the most popular toy warrior ever created.

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US Health Bill passes Senate message sent out from info@barackobama.com PDF Print E-mail
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Sunday, 21 March 2010 14:03

US Health Bill passes Senate: message sent out from
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For the first time in our nation's history, Congress has passed comprehensive health care reform. America waited a hundred years and fought for decades to reach this moment. Tonight, thanks to you, we are finally here.

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The Carper Index PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 01 December 2009 08:17
The Carper Index

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Anyone Care about Wall Street?  They have a new index called the Carper's Index.   If nothing else it makes interesting reading.  Here is where the money went.

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 01 December 2009 08:17
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U.S. cattle being fed chicken manure? PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 10 July 2009 15:04

U.S. cattle being fed chicken manure?

PEJ News -  Grant Robertson - It seems that when the law was changed in the U.S. to ban the use of rendered animal parts iLip-smacking good? NOT!n animal feed, cattle producers looked around for other low cost feeds and that

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