Empires built on dominance achieved through a powerful, expansionist military necessarily become ever more authoritarian, corrupt and dysfunctional, writes William J. Astore. Ultimately, they are fated to fail.
Tag: World War I
Rail Workers Urge Nationalization Amid Ohio Disaster
As the toxic aftermath of the major Norfolk Southern derailment plays out, Railroad Workers United calls for public ownership of a system beset with “profiteering, pillaging and irresponsibility.”
The Depression-Era Veterans Who Marched on DC
On Veteran’s Day, Shannon Bow O’Brien recounts what happened to the Bonus Army March by WWI veterans who, by the winter of 1931, were desperately short of cash.
Lessons for Armistice Day 2022
With an eye on the urgent need to end the killing and destruction in Ukraine, Helena Cobban spotlights the diplomatic failures surrounding the First World War and an opportunity Woodrow Wilson missed.
The Pan-African Choice
As Western powers warn of nefarious Chinese and Russian designs, Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame Sundaram outline how the brutal history of the Western powers in Africa makes the case for non-alignment.
JOHN KIRIAKOU: Don’t Charge Trump With Espionage
Nobody should face the charge unless they are working for a foreign power and mean harm to the United States.
DIANA JOHNSTONE: For Washington, War Never Ends
The formation of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and the rearmament of Germany confirmed that for the United States, the war in Europe was not entirely over. It still isn’t.
First ‘Summit for Democracy’ Should be the Last
U.S. tensions with China enter truly dangerous territory when they move into the arena of values, writes Branko Milanovic. Washington is trying to divide the world.
Promoting World Peace, Not Glorifying War
After Armistice Day was rebranded Veterans Day by U.S. Congress, it quickly morphed into an occasion for honoring the military, says the group Veterans’ For Peace.
PATRICK LAWRENCE: The Manufacture of Decline
Americans suffer the same disabilities as the Europeans of 1919: They cannot think. They cannot speak plainly among themselves.