2. Great again? “No Matter Who Loses the Election, the Winner Will Be the National Security State.”

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Welcome to the “peacetime” war state.

No Matter Who Loses the Election, the Winner Will Be the National Security State, by Tom Engelhardt (The Nation)

Both Trump and Clinton have pledged to pour more money into the already bloated military and security apparatus.

The United States remains the great imperial state on Planet Earth in terms of the reach of its military and the power of its economy and culture to influence the workings of everything just about everywhere. And yet, based on the last strange year of election campaigning, it’s hard not to think that something—and not just The Donald—is unnervingly amiss on Planet America.

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