by Noam Chomsky | Znet | Click HERE to read article
A leading principle of international relations theory is that the state’s highest priority is to ensure security. . . The proposition seems plausible, almost self-evident, until we look more closely and ask: Security for whom? For the general population? For state power itself? For dominant domestic constituencies? Depending on what we mean, the credibility of the proposition ranges from negligible to very high.