Articles by Andrew Bacevich

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What Trumpism Means for Democracy

March 2, 2016 | American democracy has been failing for decades, so a disturbing number of us are turning to authoritarianism. Is Trump our Juan Perón?

The Passing of the Postwar Era

November 29, 2011 | Sometimes, just when you least expect it, symbolism steps right up and coldcocks you. So how about this headline for - in the spirit of our last president - ushering America's withdrawal from Iraq right over the nearest symbolic cliff: "U.S. empties biggest Iraq base, takes Saddam's toilet." They're talking about Victory Base, formerly - again in the spirit of thoroughly malevolent symbolism - Camp Victory, the enormous American military base that sits at the edge of Baghdad International Airport and that we were never going to leave.