Thursday, July 23, 2015
On Republican Militarism
Well, it's certainly had a strange trajectory; the fact that it started off like a mansion on fire with Lincoln, Harrison, McKinley, and Roosevelt, largely went dormant from Harding to Ike, started percolating again under Nixon, and ultimately reemerged full-bore under the Bushes. Of course, the fact that the Democrats have always been willing to step in whenever there's a lull and get us involved in their own stupid wars (World War 1, World War 2, Korea, Vietnam, etc.) has made the situation even more intolerable and so, yes, a pox on both their houses, I guess.