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The Dictionary of the Global War on You (GWOY) by Tom Engelhardt -- Antiwar.com

The Dictionary of the Global War on You (GWOY) by Tom Engelhardt -- Antiwar.com
In the months after September 11, 2001, it was regularly said that “everything” had changed. It’s a claim long forgotten, buried in everyday American life. Still, if you think about it, in the decade-plus that followed – the years of the PATRIOT Act, “enhanced interrogation techniques,” “black sites,” robot assassination campaigns,extraordinary renditions, the Abu Ghraib photos, the Global War on Terror, and thefirst cyberwar in history – much did change in ways that should still stun us. Perhaps nothing changed more than the American national security state, which, spurred on by 9/11 and the open congressional purse strings that followed, grew in ways that would have been alien even at the height of the Cold War, when there was another giant, nuclear-armed imperial power on planet Earth........

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