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Forbidden Questions? 24 Key Issues That Neither the Washington Elite Nor the Media Consider Worth Their Bother by Andrew J. Bacevich

May 25, 2017

Rise Up Times

Tomgram: Andrew Bacevich, What Obsessing About You-Know-Who Causes Us To Miss: TomDispatch regular Andrew Bacevich offers a cheat sheet of sorts: the real questions about war and national security that should be asked but never are in these United States.

By Andrew J. Bacevich  Tom Dispatch  May 7, 2017  Read Tom Engelhardt’s full introduction here.

Donald Trump‘s election has elicited impassioned affirmations of a renewed commitment to unvarnished truth-telling from the prestige media.  The common theme:  you know you can’t trust him, but trust us to keep dogging him on your behalf.  The New York Times has even unveiled a portentous new promotional slogan: “The truth is now more important than ever.” For its part, the Washington Post grimly warns that “democracy dies in darkness,” and is offering itself as a source of illumination now that the rotund figure of the 45th president has produced…

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