The Revisionist Imperative: Andrew J Bacevich

“With the possible exception of Israel, the United States is the only developed and democratic nation in which a belief in war’s efficacy continues to enjoy widespread acceptance.  Others, the citizens of Great Britain and France,  of  Germany and Japan took from the 20th century a different lesson.  War devastates.  It impoverishes.  It coarsens.  Even when seemingly necessary or justified, it entails brutality, barbarism, and loss of innocence.  To choose war is to lead into the dark …

 

Americans persist in believing otherwise..

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