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Fortress America The American Military and the Consequences of Peace

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"William Greider, one of America’s most respected political and economic journalists, explores how and why America has avoided coming to terms with the end of the Cold War era—and the troubling consequ"
Paperback, 240 pages
Published December 13th 1999 by PublicAffairs (first published 1998)
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I agree with some of Mr. Greider's arguments. Though I do not agree with the U.S. becoming a stooge in the UN and allowing another to run our military or our government. Though he did not say our government it is widely known that the U.N laws would have to circumvent our own Constitution. Governments and their militaries for that matter were never meant to be run by anyone but the government of the country they represent. I do agree that our own government needs to scale down defense spending. ...more
Written by a journalist primarily known from his work for Rolling Stone, Fortress America does a very good job at describing how our economy is reliant on runaway defense spending. Written in 2000, Greider asks us why we had continued to spend as if the Cold war never happened.

Answer: It is the foundation of our economy and it's what we do well. Never mind how it may fuel arms dealing and wars.
this thoughtful little book was written during the Clinton years...Greider raises the question about what to do with the
military industrial complex and what kind of a role should the U.S. have in the world...This examination never happened.
Then we got George Bush, 9/11...gag...
Although ten years have passed since he wrote it, years that saw the 9/11 attacks, the war on terror and the invasion of Iraq, this book is as relevant now as it was in 1999, A must read.
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