Monday, October 27, 2014

Policy Failures ... or ARE they?

New World Notes #347, 29:15 (October 28)
Broadcast quality MP3 (40 MB)
Decent quality MP3 (13 MB)

With the the US again escalating its war against Iraq, many have decried the failure of US Middle-Eastern policy. But a "failure" to the majority may be a "success" to the elite, who profit from those policies.

Naomi Klein (2006) and Michael Parenti (2007) each argue this point, with many examples from the recent past--including Iraq. Plus a song by James McMurtry.

Updated with new commentary by KD.

New World Notes previously broadcast much of this material (as NWN #30) in September 2008. Thanks to Redeye - Co-op Radio and to Mike McCormick's "Mind Over Matters" (via TUC Radio) for the archival recordings.

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