Where nationalism and socialism really do meet

William Easterly takes on the most deluded of all agencies connected with foreign development: the US military. After some choice quotes from the US Army Stability Operations Field Manual, he concludes,

The danger is that, if put into practice, such delusions create excessive ambition, which creates excessive use of military force, which kills real human beings, Afghans and Iraqis.

US Army and Defense Department thinkers – please go back to the drawing board. Think about American values that guide us at home. These values don’t include utopian social engineering, and certainly not by outside armies.

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