Saturday, May 18, 2019

Beyond Militarism

New World Notes #585, 28:33 (May 21)
Broadcast quality MP3 (39 MB)
Decent quality MP3 (13 MB)

Armed Forces Day / Memorial Day special!

Is American militarism a problem? What are the causes of this militarism? Why are we now calling every guy who ever put on a uniform a "hero"? And can militarism be stopped?

Former career soldier Stan Goff addresses these questions with impressive insight and erudition.

We supplement Goff's analysis with a few minutes of Martin Luther King's fine address on American militarism and war, Beyond Vietnam (April 4, 1967). Plus some background and commentary by KD.

Thanks to Michael Welch, the Global Research News Hour, and station CKUW-FM (Winnipeg, Manitoba) for the recorded interview with Goff, which I have edited and condensed.

Previously broadcast, as NWN #412, In January 2016. Files downloaded from the links, above, are identified as # 412.

Illustrations by Eric Drooker (top), Robert Shetterly (above).

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