No bang, no whimper, no victory.
ALL POSTS BY Andrew Bacevich
- February 11, 2021When Poisons Curdle
- January 6, 2021
That each and every one of the Pentagon 10 is by his own lights a patriot, not to mention a beneficiary of white male privilege, is undoubtedly the case. That each did his level best is also no doubt the case. Yet all accepted without question an assumption that has long formed foundation of U.S. national security policy: the conviction that the possession and use of matchless military might offers the best way to ...
- October 20, 2020
The United States today suffers from illnesses both literal and metaphorical. Restoring the nation to good health and repairing our democracy must necessarily rate as paramount concerns.
- June 23, 2020
In April 1967, at New York City’s Riverside Church, Dr. King delivered a sermon that offered a profound diagnosis of the illnesses afflicting the nation. King summoned the nation to “undergo a radical revolution of values” that would transform the United States “from a thing-oriented society to a person-oriented society.” Only through such a revolution, he declared, would we be able to overcome “the giant triplets of racism, extreme materialism, and militarism.”
- January 16, 2020
There’s a lot of talk about climate change. A lot more talk than there is action. Not a heck of a lot of willingness to confront Americans with the fact that dealing with climate change will require sacrifice, will require doing with less. But unless we get serious, I fear for the world, in which my grandchildren are now growing up in.