After years of wars and barbaric acts, Guantánamos, daily bombardments, societies destroyed, millions of displaced people and refugees, hundreds of thousands dead, thousands tortured, unhinged minds seeking comfort and vengeance in the irrational and in religious fanaticismafter all this, how and why could we escape the barbarism which the powers of the so-called civilized world have engendered and fed?
What economists call “macroeconomic variables” are numbers such as the gross domestic product, interest rates, tax revenue, government expenditure, exports, imports, consumption, and the like which are used to describe the economy at large.
“They stole the Revolution from us!” exclaims Majd, an early actor in the Syrian Spring, now a recent refugee in France. Since the popular uprising in March, 2011, networks of resistance have formed in the continuum between militants in exile and those working in Syria’s liberated zones.
The subtitle of Laurie Calhoun’s We Kill Because We Can: From Soldiering to Assassination in the Drone Age (2015) suggests that we have entered a new epoch: the Drone Age.