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World Military and Social Expenditures 1982
Viewed from space, the Earth seems exquisite & serene, carried by its star on a journey that by now is 4.5 billion years long. When we look more closely we find that life & intelligence have arisen & evolved on this world, & have filled it with a profusion of beauty. The most advanced species has in only afew centuries worked technological wonders, & is ...more
Paperback, 44 pages
Published 1982 by World Priorities, Inc. (Leesburg, VA)
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Mar 01, 2014 Erik Graff rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: everyone
Recommended to Erik by: The Nation
By 1983, well into the Reagan administration, things were pretty bad. I don't like many aspects of American politics--the lying, the manipulation, the pious posturing, the appeals to prejudice and fear. Normally, I'd prefer to avoid it, to confine my politics to things I can understand, my little social world, the community I live in, the place where I work. But, by 1983, the news of atrocities and horrors committed in my name and with my money by my supposed representatives had become virtually ...more
The World Military & Social Expenditures report 1st appeared in 1964, when Ruth Leger Sivard was in charge of international economic studies at the Arms Control & Disarmamant Agency, the government agency responsible for overseeing the country’s armament & disarmament. In response to requests from the State Department & members of the government who needed accurate information in ...moreMore about Ruth Leger Sivard...