Hedges: Waltzing Toward Armageddon with the Merchants of Death – scheerpost.com

The Cold War, from 1945 to 1989, was a wild Bacchanalia for arms manufacturers, the Pentagon, the CIA, the diplomats who played one country off another on the world’s chess board, and the global corporations able to loot and pillage by equating predatory capitalism with freedom. In the name of national security, the Cold Warriors, many of them self-identified liberals, demonized labor, independent media, human rights organizations, and those who opposed the permanent war economy and the militarization of American society as soft on communism.

Source: Hedges: Waltzing Toward Armageddon with the Merchants of Death – scheerpost.com

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