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The Costs of Permanent War


Mark Danner, a journalist who teaches at the University of California Berkeley and at Bard College and the author of Spiral: Trapped in the Forever War (Simon & Schuster, 2016), says that the "war on terror" set in motion a spiral of perpetual military engagement, which has fundamentally reshaped American values, politics, and the nation as a whole. 


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 2016-06-16  12m