— Dan Sanchez at Anti War Blog. Give Up Your Domestic Empire or Live Under It
— Gordon White at Rune Soup. Fate of Empires: Archonology (Part 8)
Tom Englehardt at Tom Dispatch. An Exceptional Decline for the Exceptional Country?
The Empire as Basket Case
— Marcy Wheeler at Emptywheel. Taking Kaplan’s Defense of Empire on Its Face
— Andrew Bacevich in Washington Post. Are Manning and Snowden patriots? That depends on what we do next.
— Christopher Yates in The Guardian. The whistleblower’s mad moral courage
This is why we pathologise those like Bradley Manning: I saw the ugliness of war, but the ‘sane’ thing was to keep my head down
— John Michael Greer at The Archdruid Report. Reinventing America
— Greg Palast at Vice. HUGO CHAVEZ AND THE GLOBAL POVERTY CONSPIRACY
— Pepe Escobar at Asia Times. The illusory state of the Empire
— Andrew J. Bacevich in The American Conservative. How We Became Israel
Peace means dominion for Netanyahu—and now for us.
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