Perry Glasser

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PWE – Permanent War Economy

In Business, Economics, Economy, EDUCATION, Finance, MILITARY, Politics on August 20, 2011 at 8:08 pm

Seymour Melman

On March 15, 2003, Seymour Melman (b. 1917, d. 2004) gave an interview still online at CounterPunch.

Every Citizen needs to read In the Grip of a Permanent War Economy.

“The United States has endured since the end of World War II in 1945. Since then the U.S. has been at war–somewhere–every year, in Korea, Nicaragua, Vietnam, the Balkans, Afghanistan–all this to the accompaniment of shorter military forays in Africa, Chile, Grenada, Panama.

So it should come as no surprise that there is no public “space” for dialogue on how to improve the quality of our lives. Such topics are subordinate to “how to make war”. Congress under both Republican and Democratic control has voted the same war priorities into the federal budget.”


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