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War is Peace

In General
On June 22, 2011
Report: 10,000 Troops Leaving Afghanistan This Year Kerry and McCain United Behind the Mysteriously Urgent Libya Mission Iraq Violence Intensifies as Talks Continue on U.S. Troop Presence In principle it would be quite simple to waste the surplus labour of the world by building temples and pyramids, by digging holes and filling them up again, […]
Juan Cole has another argument in favor of Allied intervention into Libya. As an open-to-persuasion skeptic, I would like to raise a couple points. First, I’m suspicious of this characterization of the opposing arguments: 1. Absolute pacifism (the use of force is always wrong) 2. Absolute anti-imperialism (all interventions in world affairs by outsiders are […]

Sources of Foreign Policy

In Robert Farley
On February 10, 2011
Yglesias: People generally understand that the domestic politics of a large liberal democracy reflect a contending set of interests in which the controlling coalition need have no relationship to the true interests of the nation. America‚Äôs agriculture policy, for example, reflects the interests of ranchers, corn, soybean, and cotton farmers rather than vegetable growers or […]
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