The Pornography of Power: Have the Defense Hawks Weakened America?
Robert Scheer, Journalist, San Francisco Chronicle; Editor-in-Chief, Truthdig.com
For the past year, we have heard presidential candidates split hairs over how to allocate the relatively small portion of our national budget that goes to education and health care, while billions of dollars in discretionary defense spending remains shrouded in mystery. Can critics change the terms of this debate? Veteran journalist Scheer reveals his opinions about the expansion of our military presence throughout the world, our nuclear strategy, and what he sees as the immorality of corporations profiting in Iraq and the arrogance of our foreign policy.
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