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    Herman: Political and Moral Disarray

    In short, in the 2016 presidential election the U.S. citizenry did not have an effective choice of a candidate who would turn away from the permanent war system and corporate welfare state; that is, one who had any chance of winning

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    Wittner: Where is That Wasteful Government Spending?

    In early September 2016, Donald Trump announced his plan for a vast expansion of the U.S. military, including 90,000 new soldiers for the Army, nearly 75 new ships for the Navy, and dozens of new fighter aircraft for the Air Force. Although the cost of this increase would be substantial—about $90 billion per year. it would be covered, the GOP presidential candidate said, by cutting wasteful government spending

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    Chomsky: Global Struggles for Dominance

    It’s easy to say, “Let’s strike back with violence”—police repression, carpet-bomb them to oblivion (Ted Cruz), etc.—very much what al-Qaeda and ISIS have hoped for, and very likely to intensify the problems,

  • Pimentel: HISTORY HANDBOOK: Seeing Red: Nixon and the Presidential Election in Chile, 1970

    That Nixon facilitated the ousting of Allende via collusion with the Chilean military and Allende’s political enemies comes as no surprise to students of the American war in Vietnam

  • Shoup: The Clinton Dynasty and the Shadow Government

    In the U.S., the shadow government represents the capitalist class—made up of extremely wealthy plutocratic families—its hierarchal values and vested interests, not rank and file Americans.

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