David Swanson: US Wars Are Not Waged Out of Generosity or for Democracy

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There have been human cultures like the current United States in which people have been taught to accept war as inevitable. There have been many others that have not known war at all and have considered killing utterly unacceptable — meaning they would in fact never ever do it, not meaning they would kill anyone who threatened to kill someone.

Hillary Clinton, a Democratic presidential hopeful, speaks during a rally in New York, April 18, 2016. The corporate media has drawn very little attention to US wars and military intervention abroad during the 2016 presidential primary campaign. (Photo: Sam Hodgson / The New York Times) Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton speaks during a rally in New York, April 18, 2016. Corporate media have drawn very little attention to US wars and military intervention abroad during the 2016 presidential primary campaign.
(Photo: Sam Hodgson / The New York Times)

By Mark Karlin  Truthout.org  Interview  April 24 2016

In this interview, David Swanson, author of War Is a Lie, counters the theory that war is an inevitable part of human nature, says the antiwar movement is larger than the dominant media suggest and shares the…

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