Tag: Arms Race

US defense spending

The Basic Lie

Though the public in every country believe that domestic affairs are more basic than, and thus more important than, international affairs, the aristocracy (or super-rich) in every country feel that the opposite is true, because their investments are overwhelmingly international, in international corporations and think tanks and universities that employ […]

Pope in Japan

Popes Against Nuclear Weapons

The Vatican comes with its ills, contradictions and blatant hypocrisies in the field of moral theology and human existence, but on the issue of atomic and nuclear weapons, the position has been fairly consistent, if marked by gradual evolution.  On February 8, 1948, Pope Pius XII held an audience with […]

Trump threatens nuclear buildup

Why Would Trump Want An Arms Race?

The Trump administration seems to have decided to use the current international security environment to its own economic advantage and kill two birds with one stone. After all, military escalation and a new arms race both provide powerful leverage over opponents and are an effective way to attract financial flows.