Thursday, 5 April 2012

Why the Wars Will Not End - How the New American Empire Really Works


By Paul Craig Roberts:
"Great empires, such as the Roman and British, were extractive. The empires succeeded, because the value of the resources and wealth extracted from conquered lands exceeded the value of conquest and governance. The reason Rome did not extend its empire east into Germany was not the military prowess of Germanic tribes but Rome’s calculation that the cost of conquest exceeded the value of extractable resources."
The full article