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Quotation of the Day…

… is from page 135 of Robert Higgs’s powerful 2005 collection, Resurgence of the Warfare State; specifically from Bob’s September 2002 essay, “Helplessly, We Await the Catastrophe Our Rulers Are Creating“:

We are told that the government’s new policies, with their perpetual wars “to keep the peace,” will bring us security, but they will not do so.  Instead, the American empire’s global violence will create a bottomless reservoir of vengeful terrorists.  By insisting on poking its imperial stick into every hornet’s nest on the planet, the U.S. government will ensure that Americans will continue to be stung.