What To Fear: China's Strength or Weakness?
The question is this: do we in the United States have more to fear from China’s strength or China’s weakness? And my response ... Local superiority or supremacy would be enough. That’s why a century ago, Americans were content with a navy second ...
Daniel Ellsberg: Snowden was ‘the one person in the f***ing NSA’ that did the right thing
What began as a calm panel on the state of whistleblowing quickly evolved into a heated discussion on whether Snowden is a traitor and why, in Ellsberg’s words, “Snowden was the one person in the f***ing NSA that did what he absolutely should have done.”
Why Didn't France Intervene in the Central African Republic?
By contrast, when President François Bozizé of the Central African Republic ... of the state. And President Bozizé’s policy of keeping the army weak (to mitigate the likelihood of a military coup) meant there was a genuine fear that the rebels ...
Did the Founders Hate Government?
The Right’s historical narrative holds that the Founders designed the United States to have a weak central government ... with the federal government their oppressor, standing in for the British Crown in 1776. That’s why the Tea Partiers wave ...
Narcotrafficking in Mexico: Neoliberalism and a Militarized State
DM: Do you think the problem of narcotrafficking is a consequence of neoliberal policies in Mexico? PW: Yes. Narcotrafficking existed long before neoliberalism ... state (with help from their northern neighbors) against the inexplicably evil narcos. That's ...