Articles by Vern Loomis

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War Begets Retribution Begets War
Vern Loomis - TRANSCEND Media Service, 8 Apr 2024

Using its dwindling resources (and human lives) to violently redraw national borders or spheres of influence is a zero-sum game. Modern warfare increasingly renders large swaths of the planet uninhabitable, destroying the only home we have.

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Defending a Democracy Is Not the Same as Imposing One
Vern Loomis - TRANSCEND Media Service, 6 Mar 2023

If it’s true, as Applebaum suggested, that North Americans are “less willing to die in order to inflict violence, cruelty, and terror on other people,” it somehow didn’t stop several administrations from offering up the lives of US military men and women abroad simply to forestall political unpleasantness at home.

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The Old Use the Young to Wage War: “Thank You Sir, May I Have Another?”
Vern Loomis - TRANSCEND Media Service, 9 Jan 2023

“With age comes wisdom, but sometimes age comes alone.” Oscar Wilde’s wry observation highlights an obvious truth: age alone does not confer wisdom or any other desirable trait. The powerful and elderly decision-makers of the world demonstrate the disconnect between age and wisdom with every war.

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