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World Beat Newsletter
Nationalism is once again getting a makeover.
One year ago, our greatest fear was that the president, still unable to master his hormones, would try to go mano a mano with Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
This week at FPIF, we debut our new strategic focus on the global U.S. military footprint – and how to shrink it.
All this talk of peace runs straight up against the major increases in military spending and the acquisition of ever more sophisticated weaponry.
George W. Bush's numbers have sunk so low that he's decided to embrace not just a single sick patient or even a hospital full of them. This week, the president will be hugging an entire continent.
World leaders no longer have to wait for aliens to show up with apocalyptic threats and mysterious weapons. We are perfectly capable of destroying the planet ourselves without outside help.
The United States acts as if it owns the world.
Wouldn't it be nice if the U.S. government took a cue from the Europeans or even from our own history to come up with a more visionary stimulus package?
The selective ignorance of the Bush administration--and its preference that the media and the public follow suit--has brought us to our current impasse.