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Saturday, May 22, 2010
Grayson Tries to Force the Catastrophe of Militarism Back Into Public Awareness and Conversation
Needless to say, Grayson doesn't think that this can pass. He is trying to render visible but also intelligible the flabbergasting scale of the cost, opportunity cost, waste, corruption, insidiousness, insanity of that old enemy of democracy, the military-industrial complex. Among the other things it does, this exposes the bullshit of the considerable and yet nonsensical overlap in American public life, and in the libertopian flavors of right-wing movement politics especially, between the jingoistic warmongers and the so-called "anti-tax" zealots and "deficit hawks."