It kinda reminds me of George W Bush’s war on evil: too ambitious. I’d be happy with a significant lessening of war. But maybe that’s the wrong way to look at.
There has been a debate in the press recently about whether the state (nation) is fundamentally a source of exploitation and war, or whether it’s a civilizing influence on humans’ natural brutal nature. The debate has echoes of Jean-Jacque Rousseau versus Thomas Hobbes, as well as echos of FDR versus the Koch brothers. In short, […]
The U.S. is preparing for war with China; is surrounding China with bases, warships, and missiles; and is promoting the Pacific Defense Initiative to collaborate with other nations in Asia to confront China. Likewise, the U.S. Senate Overwhelmingly Passes Bill to Bolster Competitiveness With China. (“When future generations of Americans cast their gaze toward new […]
Dear Friends, In the past week, I have received hundreds of calls from constituents about a possible military action in Syria. It’s a serious issue that deserves a public debate, and while I have heard from President Obama and his national security team, I need to hear from you. I will be asked to vote […]