WSWS/SEP meeting in New York

Why the Bush administration wants war: The politics of American militarism in the 21st century

In preparation for yet another major American military action, the fifth in less than a decade, the media bombards the public with empty phrases—such as “weapons of mass destruction”—which explain nothing about the historical background of the US-Iraqi conflict or the social interests that determine US foreign policy. And yet, without any serious public examination of the motives of the government, the Bush administration is about to launch a war that will implicate the American people in the killing of countless thousands of Iraqis and whose long-term consequences could well prove to be catastrophic for the entire world.

A member of the editorial board of the World Socialist Web Site will give a lecture followed by general discussion.

Sunday, December 15, 3:30 p.m.
Vanderbilt YMCA, 5th Floor Meeting Room
224 E. 47th St. (between 2nd and 3rd Aves.)
New York City

For further information e-mail the World Socialist Web Site: editor@wsws.org