Norman Solomon reflects on 'the madness of militarism' in the Ellsberg Lecture
“Our $21 trillion investment in militarism has cost far more than dollars.”
But 20 years later, the U.S is still counting the human cost and financial cost.
The country’s military is the biggest user of fossil fuels on the planet.
Climate change poses an existential threat. That doesn’t mean we should further empower an already bloated Pentagon.
Devastating impacts of nonstop war are all around us in the United States, from deadly federal budget priorities to traumatic effects of normalized violence.