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The Pathology of Power

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In this book, a seasoned commentator on world affairs discusses the way power in government becomes enlarged, exploited, and institutionalized—not just as the result of external dangers, real or contrived, but as the result of the way the arms race spills over into and dominates foreign policy. The clandestine operation that led to the Iran-Contra affair, Norman Cousins ob ...more
Paperback, 232 pages
Published August 17th 1988 by W. W. Norton Company (first published 1987)
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Dylan sang

You fasten all the triggers
For the others to fire
Then you set back and watch
While the death count gets higher
Then you hide in your mansion
While the young people's blood
Flows out of their bodies
And is buried in the mud

Read it and weep.

The best we can do is keep the greedy military industrial complex in check. But we have to try.
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