Heritage Politics

Still at War

I a recent article in the Media Monitors Network, Norman Solomon asks “Why Are We Still at War?” He analyzes the pointlessness of fighting a “war on terror,” supporting his assertion with quotations by Joan Didion and Norman Mailer. He writes:

It may be profoundly true that we are not red states and blue states, that we are the United States of America — but what that really means is still very much up for grabs. Even the greatest rhetoric is just that. And while the clock ticks, the deployment orders are going through channels.

Solomon seems to pick up Mailer’s thesis in Why Are We at War? suggesting the question still needs to be asked.