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Chalmers Johnson audio: Our Own Worst Enemy

A worthwhile and enjoyable (while a sobering topic, Johnson’s humour and wit shine through) short interview with the author of Blowback and Nemesis, Chalmers Johnson, as broadcast by Pacifica Radio’s Against the Grain program. He discusses a range of topics around the current military – industrial – congressional complex. Recalling what has happened to Iraq’s museums and libraries, mentioned at the start, gave me the chills–lest we forget.

(RT: 30 minutes).

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Timely Reminders

"Those who crusade, not for God in themselves, but against the devil in others, never succeed in making the world better, but leave it either as it was, or sometimes perceptibly worse than what it was, before the crusade began. By thinking primarily of evil we tend, however excellent our intentions, to create occasions for evil to manifest itself."
-- Aldous Huxley

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yet men die miserably every day
for lack
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