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The Anti-Russia Animus Is Back with a Vengeance

If there is one thing clear about the U.S. national-security establishment’s pro-empire, interventionist foreign policy, it is that Americans are expected to maintain a deeply seated, permanent hatred of Russia. Woe to any public official who violates that sacred foreign-policy principle. Imagine if some prominent member of Congress suddenly called for the lifting of all U.S. economic sanctions, ...

A Lesson from Niger about America’s National-Security State

The recent military coup in Niger serves as another reminder to the American people about the danger posed by the national-security state form of governmental structure that America adopted after World War II, ostensibly to prevent a communist takeover of America. Like the United States, Niger is a national-security state, meaning that its government includes a vast, all-powerful ...