Against the Grain, for October 28, 2009 - 12:00pm
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What are the social and environmental costs of building and maintaining military bases and gigantic monuments? Catherine Lutz is editor of "The Bases of Empire: The Global Struggle Against U.S. Military Posts." And Cecile Pineda's novel "Frieze" considers the forced labor that went into the ninth-century construction of the Buddhist monument Borobudur.