August 18, 2014

Why Americans Go to War

Max Boot, Commentary

The Associated Press

I wonder what it says about the modern “progressive” mindset that Paul Krugman can only imagine two reasons to wage war: for profit or for the political advantage of the leader who initiates hostilities. He (rightly) debunks the idea of waging war to make money in most cases, but is sympathetic to the idea that some leaders initiate hostilities to bolster domestic support–he thinks Vladimir Putin is one such today and that the Chinese leaders could be another example in the future although why he thinks that George W. Bush belongs in the same category is unclear.

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August 18, 2014
Why We Fight Wars
Paul Krugman, New York Times
A century has passed since the start of World War I, which many people at the time declared was “the war to end all wars.” Unfortunately, wars just kept happening. And with the headlines from Ukraine getting scarier by the... more ››
August 6, 2014
Why Do Human Beings Keep Fighting Wars?
Steve Taylor, Guardian
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