Friday, August 27, 2010

The Education of Andrew Bacevich

This week's must-read is a very eloquent TomDispatch excerpt from Andrew Bacevich's new book Washington Rules: America's Path to Permanent War.

For Americans who had known Berlin only from a distance, the city existed primarily as a metaphor. Pick a date -- 1933, 1942, 1945, 1948, 1961, 1989 -- and Berlin becomes an instructive symbol of power, depravity, tragedy, defiance, endurance, or vindication.
That there is some magnificent compression. Dang Army didn't teach him to write like that.

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