A great piece here sent to me from a friend who knows I'm Ron Paul fan.
Todd Purdham's writing in Vanity Fair about the Military Industrial complex and the Secret Industry in the post- Cold War era, and how it is so important to some states, that happen to vote Republican.
One Nation, Under Arms
"The private papers of the late George F. Kennan, Cold War architect and diplomat extraordinaire, reveal his anguish over the way his famous 1947 warning about Soviet expansionism helped transform the America he loved into one he no longer recognized: a national-security state. A half-century after a similarly historic warning—President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s speech about the dangers of a powerful “military-industrial complex”—Todd S. Purdum shows how completely Kennan’s and Eisenhower’s worst fears have been realized, warping almost every aspect of society, deflecting attention from urgent problems, and splitting the country into two classes"