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"Our government is the potent, the omnipresent teacher. For good or for ill, it teaches the whole people by its example. Crime is contagious. If the government becomes a lawbreaker, it breeds contempt for law; it invites every man to become a law unto himself; it invites anarchy."

Justice Louis Brandeis

Welfare State page

" Today in America there is the development of a permanent war establishment by a privately incorporated economy inside a political vacuum. "

C. Wright Mills, The Power Elite


The Sociopath Next Door - The Ruthless Versus the Rest of Us - Martha Stout

Another World Is Possible
Burning All Illusions - David Edwards
Common Good - Noam Chomsky
Philosophic Roots of Modern Ideology - Liberalism & Fascism

"One result of U.S. political and economic leadership at the end of the millennium is a society of superfluous consumption that is reaching levels that seem not only immoral but absurd as well.'

Lorenzo Meyer, Mexican journalist


President Jimmy Carter's "Malaise" Speech, July 15, 1979

Conservatives Deconstructed

Tell Congress to Spend Your Taxes the Way You Want

Imagine A Country
The Politics of Meaning - Michael Lerner
Intolerant Liberalism - The West's Fundimentalism
Whom Will We Honor On Memorial Day
Patriotism -- Emma Goldman
Snug in our living rooms while the bombs drop afar (Iraq)
CEO Greed is Out of Control
Earth's Three Socioecological Classes
A Sane Drug Policy
Ministering to the Poor

"We can have democracy in this country, or we can have great wealth
concentrated in the hands of a few, but we can't have both."

Louis Brandeis


"To provide its happy people with perpetual fun is now the deepest purpose of Western civilization."

Jeremy Seabrook, Third World Network

Gore Vidal quotes
Emma Goldman quotes
Social Security - Solidarity or Speculation
What If We Didn't Need Labor Day?
More Bucks for the Bang - US military's priority over people
Reflections on Civil Society

Notes on Nationalism - George Orwell


" Your economy is based on inflicting pain in other peoples' lives. I ask, "Where is God in your country ?"

Dr. Chung-Hyun Kyung, Professor of Theology (New York)

Military Spending vs Everything Else
'The Vietnam Syndrome' - Richard Falk
Dead Zone
Infinite Punishment - War as Criminal Penalty
The Winner-Steal-All Society
Which Side Are We On? - G. William Domhoff
The War on the Budget: Undermining the Common Good
Going It Alone - U.S. and death penalty (7/04)
This Christmas, Where Is Our National Conscience? (12/04)
Don't Throw Away the Key - Lessons from the "Get Tough On Crime" Initiatives (3/06)
Militarism Is Deeply Entrenched in the American Psyche (2/08)
Fear Rules [U.S.] (6/09)
"America's Priorities" by the Beltway elite - war in Afghanistan is a necessity, health care is a luxury (10/09)

"Hitherto acceptable norms of human conduct do not apply," Doolittle wrote. "If the United States is to survive, long-standing American concepts of 'fair play' must be reconsidered. We must develop effective espionage and counterespionage services and must learn to subvert, sabotage and destroy our enemies by more clever, more sophisticated, and more effective methods than those used against us. It may become necessary that the American people be made acquainted with, understand and support this fundamentally repugnant philosophy."

World War II Gen. James Doolittle explaining in a secret 1954 report to President Eisenhower why CIA covert operations were needed and what they entailed

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