6 May 2004

The Sorrows of Empire

I just finished Chalmer's new book The Sorrows of Empire. It's a good read. Much of what he talks about is familiar to me at this point, but I did find some sections interesting, particularly the part about how the current administration is shifting responsibilities around among agencies in order to avoid civilian oversight. This book, along with Kevin Phillips' book Wealth and Democracy, paints a fairly grim picture of current trends.