Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Why We Fight

For those of you you missed the 2005 documentary "Why We Fight," or the 2002 "The Trials of Henry Kissinger" the director Eugene Jarecki has just come out with a new book and it is definitely worth a read. The American Way of War: Guided Missiles, Misguided Men and a Republic in Peril is an attempt to explain how the "military-industrial complex" in the United States has perverted the traditional balance of power and led to what Jarecki describes as an obsessive need for perfect security. In the book Jarecki talks extensively about the “iron triangle” where he considers the intricate relationship between the U.S. military, profit seeking global corporations, and both the legislative and executive branches. See a great description of his overarching thesis here:

Another good clip where Jarecki cites a few relevant stats and brings us some great points can be seen below.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Even though he looks like a Chia Pet this dude is brilliant as well. However, he is not saying anything new or anything that is so far fetched. But what he is doing, is he’s saying it in a stronger more relevant and more eloquent way than I have heard before. Very interesting.