The New American Militarism

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photoWest Point graduate and Vietnam veteran Andrew Bacevich warns that America — from the White House right down to popular culture — has fallen dangerously in love with the idea of military might. It has become, he says, a country seduced by war.

In his new book, "The New American Militarism," the soldier-scholar describes it as a dangerous new American union of militarism and utopian ideology. A union, he says, that is turning the United States into a nation that believes, unquestioningly, in the primacy of armed power.

Tune in to hear a conversation with Bacevich's tough critique of America's infatuation with its military.


Andrew Bacevich, professor of international relations at Boston University and author of "The New American Militarism: How Americans Are Seduced By War"

Jack Beatty, On Point news analyst and a senior editor at The Atlantic Monthly.

This program aired on March 31, 2005.


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