Military might, market ideology and moral posturing: A toxic combination that has poisoned America | Salon.com

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Americans take credit; we never admit wrongdoing. Taking responsibility for oneself is what we preach to other people and other countries. The Navy’s recruiting slogan says it all: “A Global Force for Good.” That’s only true in a comic book right-wing world, or one in which other countries are as forgiving of our “mistakes” as we ourselves are. In fact, that is the unspoken demand we make of them.

Military might, market ideology and moral posturing: A toxic combination that has poisoned America | Salon.com