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American Amnesia in the Garden of War

By John Dower | ( Tomdispatch.com) | - - Some years ago, a newspaper article credited a European visitor with the wry observation that Americans are charming because they have such short…
Is Trump Taking Us to War Everywhere?

Is Trump Taking Us to War Everywhere?

By Olivia Alperstein | (Otherwords.org) | - - No one expected Trump to be a peace president, but he seems bent on taking us to the verge of World War III. No…

How our Standing Wars are Warping Us

Tom Engelhardt | ( Tomdispatch.com) | - - On successive days recently, I saw two museum shows that caught something of a lost American world and seemed eerily relevant in the Age…

The Untold Violence of the Pax Americana

John W. Dower | ( Tomdispatch.com) | - - [This essay is adapted from “Measuring Violence,” the first chapter of John Dower’s new book, The Violent American Century: War and Terror Since…

Rethinking The Cost of War

By Mike Hixenbaugh for The Virginian-Pilot, and Charles Ornstein, ProPublica | - - There are many ways to measure the cost of U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War: In bombs (7 million…