American is the arsenal of democracy. And the arsenal of tyranny. The profits are bigger that way.

Summary:  This discusses an often unsavory aspect of one the few remaining American export industries.  We close our eyes to it.  The people of the nations on the side of this trade often find it difficult to do so. Contents An introduction by George Bernard Shaw Introduction by Tom Engelhardt: Pimping Weapons to the World The … Continue reading American is the arsenal of democracy. And the arsenal of tyranny. The profits are bigger that way.

“The Pentagon Takes Over”

Tom Engelhardt has produced another superlative TomDispatch:  "Entrenched, Embedded, and Here to Stay", Frida Berrigan (27 May 2008) -- "The Pentagon's Expansion Will Be Bush's Lasting Legacy".  Berrigan describes Bush's legacy, the massive growth in power and size of the Defense and Security departments.  The expenditures dominate the budget.  The activities encircle the globe -- they … Continue reading “The Pentagon Takes Over”