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Andrew Bacevich and an American ‘Agape’

Andrew Bacevich has been among the most persistent and perceptive critics of recent American history. A couple of weeks ago, he wrote a piece at tomdispatch that marked a kind of turning point in his assessment of the American troubles. In light of a series of reports, polls, and essays about the American wars of the last decade, Bacevich concluded, tentatively, that America has begun to awake from a martial stupor. What follows is one part of my argument regarding Bacevich’s significance. His thought seems to place him among critics such as William Appleman Williams, Gabriel Kolko, J. William Fulbright, Read more