Tag Archives: militarism

making states from scratch

I’m closing in on the end of the Laws of Plato—the current volume in my ongoing reading of the Great Books of the Western World. The Athenian Stranger has been holding forth to his two traveling companions, Cleinias and Megillus, … Continue reading

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my election results

A week ago, the day after the U.S. elections, I had my teeth cleaned over at my dentist in Vancouver. While he was inspecting my mouth, to make conversation he said, “And what about the election down south—were you following … Continue reading

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The Pentagon by Steve Vogel

The Pentagon: A History by Steve Vogel My rating: 4 of 5 stars I bought this book in August 2008 as part of my ongoing effort to learn more about the American “military-industrial complex”. It turns out that there are … Continue reading

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