Saturday, January 15, 2011

Blank Slate

On the 50th anniversary of Eisenhower's warning about "the military-industrial complex", David Greenberg proposes that "the faddish zeal for the speech has fed the spurious notion that wars occur not because we choose them but because shadowy, faceless forces have railroaded us into them."

If you want to know how ideology really works, you need to understand how that sentence works. It is a masterpiece. But it's late; it's Friday night. Later.

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