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Imperial Gigantism and the Decline of Planet Earth

What if the unipolar moment turns out to be a planetary moment in which previously distinct imperial events fuse into a single disastrous system?

Climate Change as History's Deal-Breaker

Climate change, global warming, extreme weather -- call it what you will -- is the obvious deal-breaker in human, if not planetary, history.

Dumb and Dumber: A Secret CIA Drone Base, a Blowback World, and Why Washington Has No Learning Curve

The Washington Post, along with other news outlets, had by "an informal arrangement" agreed two years ago to suppress news of a secret Saudi drone base - at the request of the Obama administration.

The Pentagon as a Global NRA

No one seems to see the slightest contradiction in an administration that calls for legal limits on advanced weaponry in the U.S., yet is working assiduously to remove barriers to the sale of advanced weaponry overseas.
The Fall of the American Empire (Writ Small)

The Fall of the American Empire (Writ Small)

David Petraeus was always smoke and mirrors, always the farce, even if the denizens of Washington didn't know it.