A tale of two cities: Weimar and Washington

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December 29, 2011
Antiwar.com
by Philip Giraldi  
Posted in Commentary

"Neoconservatives frequently eulogize Washington as a new Rome, promising a worldwide empire without end carried on the back of a Pentagon bristling with advanced weaponry. Other observers also cite Rome but are rather more sanguine, recalling how in the 5th century the empire failed dramatically and fell to barbarian hordes. Still others note the fate of the British Empire, which came apart in the wake of the Second World War, or the Soviets, whose collapse was brought about by 50 years of unsustainable military spending. But the historical analogy that appears to be most apposite for post-9/11 Washington is that of the Weimar Republic." (12/29/11)

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