Heart Happy (cathy_edgett) wrote,
Heart Happy
cathy_edgett

War and Peace -

I'm thoroughly enjoying Tolstoy's War and Peace. It puts the ludicrousness of these times into some perspective. We aren't going backwards. We've never been particularly astute. It is only in hindsight that we pattern blunders and luck.

Lately I've been more clearly recognizing how financially dependent this country is on war. We make weapons. That is what we do. That is what we sell. How can we cut the production of weapons when the economy is already floundering and so, we stay militarily in other countries though it makes no logical sense.

This is an excellent article I urge you to read:

http://www.thenation.com/doc/20091005/engelhardt?rel=emailNation


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