Friday, October 25, 2013

Even the Liberal New York Times Favors Going To War

The Horrors of Peace for the US Elite: Bashing 'Isolationism,' Blaming it for War (Bacevich)
The New York Times always has space for those who advocate for our next glorious war.
"For this very reason, the term isolationism is not likely to disappear from American political discourse anytime soon.  It's too useful.  Indeed, employ this verbal cudgel to castigate your opponents and your chances of gaining entrée to the nation's most prestigious publications improve appreciably.  Warn about the revival of isolationism and your prospects of making the grade as a pundit or candidate for high office suddenly brighten.  This is the great thing about using isolationists as punching bags: it makes actual thought unnecessary.  All that's required to posture as a font of wisdom is the brainless recycling of clichés, half-truths, and bromides.  No publication is more likely to welcome those clichés, half-truths, and bromides than the New York Times.  There, isolationism always looms remarkably large and is just around the corner."
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