The Devil’s Beltway Workshop: Why The Warfare State Must Be Dismantled, Part 1
In a nutshell, here is the problem. The Washington beltway is floating in a sea of prosperity reminiscent of Imperial Rome. It reflects the fact that the vast machinery of the old cold war has been layered upon by the massive expansion that flowed from the War On Terror. Policy thus happens because our vastly augmented and wholly unnecessary Warfare State needs missions, purposes and a reason for being.