The Islamic Republic? George W. Bush? Both answers feel like evasions.
‘It hardly occurs to us to question how the Pentagon’s mad military scenarios about near-peer wars could indeed end in nuclear annihilation.’
U.S. Quakers have launched an Israeli arms exports database to help Palestinian victims of “battle proven” weapons and other activists track Israel’s deadly contributions to human rights abuses around the world.
“What could be more exceptional, more laudable, than seeking a lasting global peace?”
Perhaps the horrors of 2020—the fires and hurricanes, Trump’s vicious attacks on democracy, the death, sickness, and economic dislocation caused by Covid-19—can force a real conversation about national security in 2021. Maybe this time we can finally ask whether trying to prop up a dying empire actually makes us—or indeed the world—any safer.