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  •  This site is hilarious (1+ / 0-)
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    You guys read and champion Chomsky, Vidal, Chalmers, and other imperial critics. But then you turn around and vote Democratic. Talk about having your cake and eating it too.

    As for the earliest anti-U.S. imperial critic book writer, I'm not sure who it was but Charles Wright Mills published The Power Elite in 1956. Pretty standard stuff. Certainly during the late 19th century with the Spanish American War there was a recognition the U.S. was moving towards imperialism and a meshing of the state and private power. It's nothing new. The Bushes and Clintons are symptoms of the disease, not the disease itself.

    The dirty secret is that Americans made the decision themselves. It could have been stopped at several points. Manifest destiny baby!

    "History may not repeat itself, but it rhymes a lot." -- Mark Twain

    by marshmallow on Tue Nov 20, 2007 at 11:07:07 AM PST

    •  I think many here would agree with that (0+ / 0-)

      sentiment, but there are few options for us other than to vote Dem.  And the Democratic leadership knows that.

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