Recommended Reading at has been on a tear in the past two weeks. From Bacevich on the US military as quagmire specialists to Pepe Escobar on central Asian pipelines as the new silk road, and from Nick Turse on how oddly boosterist the books on the Afghanistan War have been to Tom Engelhardt’s poignant essay to young people asking them how old they will be when America’s current wars finally end— it has been a tour de force. Don’t miss it.