Democracy and militarism

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Published on RealNewsNetwork, by Howard Zinn, October 26, 2008.

See this video: Paul Jay interviews Howard Zinn: Democracy and militarism, the financial and war crisis have created an opportunity for real change (Pt5/5), 9.45 min.

In the final segment of our interview with Howard Zinn we explore the idea of the United States as a source of freedom and democracy in the world. Prof. Zinn outlines the long history in the US of linking military pursuits with the cause of freedom and democracy, a marriage which Prof.

Zinn believes is still used due to inappropriate historical education. Prof. Zinn believes that it is time to drop war altogether as a practice and begin the hard but fruitful transition to an economy based on domestic improvement rather than military dominance. He finishes by adding that education is most effective when coinciding with a changing reality and that the combination of the financial crisis and the military crisis are creating such a scenario … (full text).

Link – see also:

Who is Behind the Financial Meltdown? Market Manipulation and the Institutional Speculator, by Michel Chossudovsky, on Global Research, October 11, 2008.

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