By Joel Andreas
"I hugely suggest [Addicted to War] to a person who's attracted to studying the reality approximately US wars."—Glenn Greenwald, writer of No position to conceal: Edward Snowden, The NSA and The U.S. Surveillance State
"This is an important comedian booklet ever written. . . . it's my wish that you just learn this publication and go it alongside to as many folks as you can."—Woody Harrelson, actor
Updates comprise Barack Obama's drone wars, Chelsea Manning and wikileaks, statistics on army spending;,and the continued expenses and effects of wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Joel Andreas teaches sociology at Johns Hopkins University.
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Addicted to War: Why the U.S. Can't Kick Militarism by Joel Andreas