The Myths of August

From The Myths of August by Stewart L. Udall.

“With his inimitable penchant for sloganeering, Ronald Reagan called his military program ‘Peace-through-Strength.’ In reality, Reagan’s priorities reduced U. S. strength by distorting the nation’s economic performance and setting the stage for a period of fiscal stagnation. A more accurate appellation for Mr. Reagan’s military caper might be ‘National Weakness through Superfluous Arms.'”

We Americans continue to pay the price for Ronald Reagan’s emphasis on the military. And now Donald Trump promises to accelerate expenditures on the military. When will we ever learn.?