Fatster’s News Roundup from June 18, 2012

By: Tuesday June 19, 2012 6:18 am

A roundup of news stories from late Monday, including articles on the War of 1812, Justice Scalia, immigration hysteria, Joe Arpaio, Chris Christie, Koch Brothers, Digby, Al Gore, buyology, Roman Catholic nuns, Google, Japan and more.

 

Ending the Mindset That Gets Us Into War

By: Sunday May 20, 2012 6:45 am

Next month in Baltimore they’re going to celebrate the War of 1812. That’s what we do with wars. We say they’re the last resort. We say they’re hell. We say they’re for the purpose of eliminating themselves: we fight wars for peace. Although we never keep peace for wars. We claim to wage only wars we have been forced into despite all possible effort to find a better way. And then we celebrate the wars.

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