The Political Notebook: How We Talk About War: Financial vs. Moral Language

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  • Thomas Friedman says he has… “nothing but regret for the excessive price that America and Iraq have had to pay in lives and treasure.”
  • Mitt Romney says… “The decision to pull our troops out [of Afghanistan] before that, they believe, would put at risk the extraordinary investment of…
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    War is the most dehumanizing, money centered plain enigma in the sphere of human creation.
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    Ditto in the UK too…
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    Because our country is always at war. The idea of war no longer phases us, but the idea of giving up our money for...
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    We are so far removed from the actual human costs of war, and the financial euphemisms we use to talk about war are...
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    Hmmm
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    My take: Bless her for slogging through anything even peripherally associated with Friedman, who I dismissed as a...
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  29. ashocknotakiss said: There is a really great article by Carol Cohn about how the way national defence is discussed precludes ever thinking about the morals of it all. It sounds crazy for about the first half but by the end it makes so much sense.
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