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Notes # 28 reading - Terrorism Failed States and the Case...

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Terrorism, Failed States, and the Case for American Empire Sebastian Mallaby The war on terrorism has focused attention on the chaotic states that provide profit and sanctuary to nihilist outlaws After more than two millennia of empire, orderly societies now refuse to impose their own institutions on disorderly ones. Because wars last longer, the number of countries embroiled in them is growing. Saving, investment, and wealth creation taper off; government officials seek spoils for their cronies rather than designing policies that might build long-term prosperity. A cycle of poverty, instability, and violence emerges. There is another reason why state failures may multiply. Violence and social disorder are linked to rapid population growth, and this demographic pressure shows no sign of abating. Terrorism is only one of the threats that dysfunctional states pose. RICH MAN'S BURDEN population control might hold the key
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