Category Archives: American Military Culture

Renouncing War: An Opportunity Not To Be Missed

by Joe Scarry [One servant said] “I went and hid your talent in the ground.”[The master said] “[C]ast the worthless servant into the outer darkness.” (Matthew 25:25,30) Sometimes the stars align, and you see the world in a new way.  … Continue reading

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EXTRA! Chicago Community Votes to Reject Militarization of School

by Joe Scarry The email came in at 1:22 a.m. with the subject line “Democracy.” It was from the coordinator of a citizen referendum to prevent the militarization of a school in Chicago. “As I stand there getting calls from … Continue reading

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Air Power Infatuation (1967 All Over Again)

by Joe Scarry I’ve been thinking a lot about the new Miyazaki film – The Wind Rises – and the questions it raises for us about whether we can enjoy the thrill of new technology without being sucked into the evil things … Continue reading

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Happy Presidents’ Day: Part of the US Empire Atrocities Tour

by jay janson Eminent historian Prof. Noam Chomsky of M.I.T., various times voted world’s most famous intellectual in international polls, has said over and over again, without provoking much negative outcry, “If the Nuremberg laws were applied, then every post-war American president would … Continue reading

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DRONE LOVE: If the Chicago Tribune Represents American Public Opinion, the Republic is in Trouble

by Joe Scarry It’s reasonable to ask what the titans of media who sit high atop the Tribune Tower think of the rest of us. Sometimes they let us know loud and clear.Everybody needs to read the editorial that appeared … Continue reading

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