[Marxism] Bush, the Accidental Empire Slayer?

Sayan Bhattacharyya ok.president+marxmail at gmail.com
Mon Dec 25 05:16:20 MST 2006


"For a brief period, in the early years of that second decade of this
chaotic century, a whole school of conspiracy theorists gained
popularity by suggesting that Bush the Younger was actually the puppet
of a left-wing plot to dismantle the global "hyperpower" of that
moment. They pointed to the Trotskyist origins of the
"neoconservatives," whose mad dreams had so clearly sunk the American
empire in Iraq and Afghanistan, as part of their proof. They claimed
that Bush's advisers consciously plotted to devastate the most
powerful military on the planet, near collapse even before it was torn
apart by the unexpected Officer Defection Movement, which burst into
existence in 2009, followed by the next year's anti-draft riots in New
York and elsewhere [...]"

Full: <http://www.thenation.com/doc/20070108/solnit>




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