Surprise! Weapons Sales Are Booming

W.J. Astore Any optimism that the Iran nuclear deal might slow the momentum of weapons sales to the Middle East has already been strangled in the cradle. Consider the following news item, courtesy of FP: Foreign Policy: While U.S. Defense Department officials make promises to partner with Middle East allies nervous about the Iranian missile…

War, Like Slavery, Sabotages Humanity

Nile Stanton Back in the age when slavery was deemed acceptable by many people, it was no doubt more widely and readily accepted by slave owners and those in the numerous businesses that financially profited from it.  I imagine that shipping businesses that profited from transporting slaves were deemed vital and in the national interest,…