an illustrated expose by Joel Andreas
© 2004 by Joel Andreas
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Table of Contents:
• Opening Pages
• Author's Preface to the 2004 Edition
• Publisher's Note
• Chapter 1: Manifest Destiny
• Chapter 2: The Cold War
• Chapter 3: The New World Order
• Chapter 4: The War on Terrorism
• Chapter 5: The War Profiteers
• Chapter 6: The High Price of Militarism
• Chapter 7: Militarism and the Media
• Chapter 8: Resisting Militarism
• The Next Chapter: Do Something About It!
• Reference Notes
• Photo and Drawing Credits
Sources are listed starting on page 73 and are referenced throughout the book with circled numbers. All quotes in "quotation marks" are actual quotes.
"During the Cold War, the Soviet Union was a serious military competitor for the United States. Today, the U.S. maintains a huge war machine despite the lack of any serious competition. The U.S. military budget is now larger than the next 25 biggest spenders put together! It makes up a full 36% of total global military spending. ... If we add up the current Pentagon budget, the nuclear weapons budget of the Energy Department, the military portion of the NASA budget, foreign military aid, veterans' benefits, interest payments on debt incurred by past military spending and other military-related expenses, the U.S. spends over $776 billion a year to feed its addiction to war. That's more than a million dollars a minute!"
"Those who survive continue to be haunted by the wars they fought in. Half a million veterans of the Vietnam War suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder -- caused by memories of the horrors of the war. The number of Vietnam vets who have killed themselves since the war is greater than the number of U.S. soldiers who died in the war."
-- Addicted to War, by Joel Andreas