Culture War Dispatches

from a Progressive People's Republic

Monday, February 25, 2008

National Security Ghost Stories

Every week James Carroll climbs further out on the branch of lunacy. You expect he can’t go any further without complete collapse, but somehow he keeps pushing the moonbat envelope. This week’s essay, “The Ghost Story” argues that national security is a ghost story told by the military industrial complex; that maintaining an army “makes the planet more dangerous”; the idea that World War II was “good” and that the U.S. military build-up won the Cold War are fairy tales that “protect the militarized economy.” That planet he’s talking about is not the one I live on.