This is one of the more interesting articles I've read in a long time. It's a long one, but compelling.
Obviously, I'd have to go The Guardian to get it, as typically no American paper would touch such a story.
If you didn't know any better, you'd believe that there was some deliberate plot to destroy the world...
Update: "Typically" added by Dr. Vladimir Fidel Chomsky who apparently hopes to see America go down in flames because he criticized our shitty, shitty, quite often morally and strategically reprehensible foreign policy.