Posted by: quiscus | December 10, 2011

December 10, 2011

1. “One Nation, Under Arms

The private papers of the late George F. Kennan, Cold War architect and diplomat extraordinaire, reveal his anguish over the way his famous 1947 warning about Soviet expansionism helped transform the America he loved into one he no longer recognized: a national-security state. A half-century after a similarly historic warning—President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s speech about the dangers of a powerful “military-industrial complex”—Todd S. Purdum shows how completely Kennan’s and Eisenhower’s worst fears have been realized, warping almost every aspect of society, deflecting attention from urgent problems, and splitting the country into two classes.”

http://www.vanityfair.com/politics/2012/01/Todd-Purdum-on-National-Security

2. “Joe Biden Drafted the Core of the Patriot Act in 1995 … Before the Oklahoma City Bombing”

http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2011/12/joe-biden-drafted-the-core-of-the-patriot-act-in-1995-before-the-oklahoma-city-bombing.html

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