Tuesday, June 17, 2003

What's It All About? by Justin Raimondo
'The idea that we cannot be a republic and an empire is finally beginning to dawn on the advocates of limited government -–as they see the national security state swallowing up the last of our freedoms. Big Brother reads our email and tracks our every move, while Big Government just keeps on getting bigger.'

Raimondo discusses the battle between "neoconservatives" (the US war & empire party) and "paleoconservatives" (the isolationist antiwar & anti-empire party), a battle which the "paleos" seem to be winning, much to the consternation of the "neocons". Its a pity of course that there isnt a better appreciation of the "left", as represented by people like Chomsky, Pilger, Vidal etc. Its not such a far step to gain a real synthetic understanding.

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