Discussion Questions

  1. Why does the United States spend massive amounts of money on the military and relatively meager amounts of money advancing equitable access to education, housing, employment, and health care? How might this trend be related to the “military-industrial complex” that assumes a connection between the military industry and politics?

  2. Millions of undocumented immigrants are currently living in the United States. Many come from Central and South America, but they originate from all corners of the globe. Why is citizenship such a contentious issue in U.S. society? If this is a nation of immigrants, why are some people reluctant to allow newcomers into society today?

  3. Discuss what motivators there are for political involvement today. In recent decades, voter turnout in the United States had been low. Why are more people motivated to vote and run for office today than before? How might this change the face of politics moving forward?