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Best podcasts about Andrew Bacevich

Latest podcast episodes about Andrew Bacevich

The Critical Hour
Trump Sues Twitter for Reinstatement; Pandora Papers Expose Corruption

The Critical Hour

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2021 117:40


Gerald Horne, professor of history at the University of Houston, author, historian, and researcher, joins us to discuss the Pandora Papers. A trove of 11.9 million documents containing financial information on some of the world's richest and most powerful people has been released by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists. The documents have already created embarrassing situations for powerful politicians in Ukraine and England.Dr. Yolandra Hancock, board-certified pediatrician and obesity medicine specialist, joins us to discuss covid. Drugmaker Merck is about to release a powerful new antiviral medicine that is believed to be a breakthrough tactic for addressing the covid pandemic. Also, the winter approaches and observers expect the delta variant to begin spreading rapidly soon.Daniel McAdams, executive director of the Ron Paul Institute, joins us to discuss censorship. The Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity temporarily lost their YouTube channel last week and no reasonable excuse was given by YouTube. Also, former President Donald Trump has filed papers in a Florida court arguing that Twitter acted on behalf of Democrat operatives in removing his personal account.John Burris, civil rights attorney, joins us to discuss the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS). The conservative SCOTUS is scheduled to make major decisions regarding issues that have both political and social ramifications. The major cases on the SCOTUS docket will address gun control, abortion, religious liberty, national security, and capital punishment, among other issues.George Koo, journalist, social activist, international business consultant, and chemical engineer, joins us to discuss China. China has shocked the US military planners with its aggressive response to the Taiwan threat. China has begun regularly flying warplanes in and around Taiwan, and has stated that they will be prepared to attack whenever the order is given. Also, they have admonished the EU to "mind their own business" regarding China's internal affairs.John Kiriakou, journalist, author and host of The Back Story, joins us to discuss a Common Dreams article on torture. The article addresses the issue of torture. Guantanamo Bay is discussed, but the article also speaks of another little-known remote torture site in Poland. Leo Flores, Latin America coordinator for Code Pink, joins us to discuss the Global South. An interesting war of words is taking place between Venezuelan President Nicholas Maduro and the former prime minister of Spain, José María Aznar. Maduro has recently argued that Spain should apologize for its colonial rampage of genocide and slavery in Latin America and the Caribbean, while Aznar simply laughs off the demands for acknowledgment of the evil deeds.Scott Ritter, former UN weapon inspector in Iraq, joins us to discuss Centcom. In his latest Responsible Statecraft article, Andrew Bacevich argues that the very existence of the Central Command and its 10 sister command centers is a horrible mistake for the US empire and the world. Bacevich goes on to point out that regional stability has decreased since the development of the command system.

Press the Button
Strengthening our Nuclear Guardrails

Press the Button

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2021 34:18


Andrew Bacevich, President of the Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft, discusses the chain of command on the nuclear launch procedure during the end of the Trump administration. On Early Warning: Dr. Jeffrey Lewis at the Middlebury institute of International Studies shares his take on the recent ouster of Leonor Tomero as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Nuclear and Missile Defense Policy at the Pentagon.

Green & Red: Podcasts for Scrappy Radicals
G&R 111: Col. Andrew Bacevich Talks about The Empire and The Apocalypse

Green & Red: Podcasts for Scrappy Radicals

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2021 58:05


Green and Red had a great conversation with the well-known scholar (and Retired Colonel) Andrew Bacevich, whose new book is *After the Apocalypse.* We began by getting his views on the recent revelations regarding JCS Chair Mark Milley's role in opposing Trump's attempt to steal the election. Then we discussed the key points in his book--his view on the dangers of American Exceptionalism, the damages done to society by immense military spending and the role of the Military-Industrial Complex, and the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan and revived Cold War against China. But most of our discussion centered on his book where he doesn't just discuss American interventions and wars, but the various crises that affect National Security, and in this conversation he groups COVID and American racial discrimination--as we saw in the 2020 protests--as dangers to American safety and stability. Few Americans understand these issues better than Andrew Bacevich and this was a great and comprehensive discussion. Links// Andrew Bacevich: After the Apocalypse (https://bit.ly/39oI1O2) WaPo: The age of American privilege is over (https://wapo.st/2ZeYliu) Andrew Bacevich: Gen. Milley did the wrong thing for honorable reasons. We need new rules for starting nuclear war (https://bit.ly/3nOcJZh) Follow Green and Red// Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GreenRedPodcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/PodcastGreenRed Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/greenredpodcast YouTube: https://bit.ly/GreenAndRedOnYouTube Please follow us on Medium! (https://medium.com/green-and-red-media). Donate to Green and Red Podcast// Become a recurring donor at https://www.patreon.com/greenredpodcast Or make a one time donation here: https://bit.ly/DonateGandR This is a Green and Red Podcast production. Produced by Bob (@bobbuzzanco) and Scott (@sparki1969). “Green and Red Blues" by Moody. Editing by Isaac.

RealClearPolitics Takeaway
Andrew Bacevich vs The Foreign Policy Blob

RealClearPolitics Takeaway

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2021 28:38


https://www.realcleardefense.com/daily_newsletters/ https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/realclear-defense-presents-hot-wash/id1575373700

The Rick Ungar Show Highlight Podcast
Reckoning with the Loss of American Privilege: With Guest Andrew Bacevich

The Rick Ungar Show Highlight Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 11, 2021 19:11


Beowulf speaks with Andrew Bacevich to get context for the withdrawal from Afghanistan and the anniversary of 9-11 tomorrow. Americans need to take stock of the fact that we are no longer the world's dominant super power.

The John Batchelor Show
1673: #AfterAfghanistan: Is this the close of American primacy? Andrew Bacevich @QuincyInst

The John Batchelor Show

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2021 11:40


Photo: Imperial shifts: Rus' under the walls of Constantinople (860 AD)* CBS Eyes on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow #AfterAfghanistan: Is this the close of American primacy? Andrew Bacevich @QuincyInst https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/09/02/age-american-privilege-is-over/?mc_cid=7a466249e3&mc_eid=UNIQID .. * The heir to the Roman Empire was the Byzantine Empire. Not only did Byzantium achieve greater feats of art and science than did Rome, it safeguarded (and advanced) for nearly 1,500 years the ancient knowledge of the Greeks and Romans. Combined with exposure to Islamic and far-Eastern (India and China) learning and wisdom, the Byzantine Empire was, at one point, the height of knowledge on Earth. Evidence suggests the European Renaissance was brought about an influx of Greek scholars from 1200—1450. . . . Later, the fall of the Byzantine Empire is thought to have led to the Renaissance. https://www.arcgis.com/apps/Cascade/index.html?appid=1c13371e97834ac8a835a6ddff6204ef

Boston Public Radio Podcast
BPR Full Show: Spare Change

Boston Public Radio Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2021 163:15


Today on Boston Public Radio: Art Caplan talks about the Supreme Court's upholding of the new Texas abortion law and an Ohio judge protecting hospital patients from the latest controversial and off-label COVID-19 treatment — the anti-parasitic drug ivermectin. He also weighs in on conflicting attitudes surrounding vaccine booster shots. Caplan is the Drs. William F. and Virginia Connolly Mitty Professor and founding head of the Division of Medical Ethics at NYU School of Medicine in New York City. Then, we hear listeners' opinions on boycotting business that have not spoken out against the new Texas abortion law. Andrew Bacevich weighs in on who should take responsibility for the crisis in Afghanistan, the United States' standing in the world 20 years after 9/11 and what service to the country should look like. Bacevich is the President of the Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft, a Professor Emeritus of International Relations and History at Boston University and author of "The Age of Illusions: How America Squandered Its Cold War Victory.” State Rep. Mike Connolly discusses his bill looking into reversing the state's Happy Hour ban, which he hopes could help restaurants bounce back from COVID-19. Connolly represents the Massachusetts House of Representatives' 26th Middlesex district, which comprises East Cambridge and East Somerville. Laura Sullivan shares insights from her reporting on the Red Cross' work in Haiti, and how the organization only built six homes in the country after raising half a billion dollars following the 2010 earthquake. She also talks about how to best support people in Haiti by donating to local organizations. Sullivan is an investigative correspondent for NPR who reported extensively on the Red Cross in 2015. Shirley Leung gives an update on the latest business headlines, including business leaders' opinions on the mayor's race, and a 50 million dollar donation from the Manning family to the UMass system. She also discusses how requesting housekeeping at hotels can keep staff employed. Leung is a business columnist for The Boston Globe and a GBH contributor. Then, we talk with listeners about the current coin shortage and the challenges of parking and paying for laundry.

New Books in History
Mark P. Bradley and Mary L. Dudziak, "Making the Forever War: Marilyn Young on the Culture and Politics of American Militarism" (U Massachusetts Press, 2021)

New Books in History

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2021 52:15


Making the Forever War: Marilyn Young on the Culture and Politics of American Militarism (University of Massachusetts Press, 2021) is a timely collection of articles and essays by Marilyn B Young, edited by Mark P. Bradley and Mary L. Dudziak. In this interview, Mark Bradley joined me to discuss Marilyn Young's life and legacy, the impetus for assembling the book, and the relevance of her work in the present moment. The late historian Marilyn B. Young, a preeminent voice on the history of U.S. military conflict, spent her career reassessing the nature of American global power, its influence on domestic culture and politics, and the consequences felt by those on the receiving end of U.S. military force. At the center of her inquiries was a seeming paradox: How can the United States stay continually at war, yet Americans pay so little attention to this militarism? Making the Forever War brings Young's articles and essays on American war together for the first time, including never before published works. Moving from the first years of the Cold War to Korea, Vietnam, and more recent "forever" wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, Young reveals the ways in which war became ever-present, yet more covert and abstract, particularly as aerial bombings and faceless drone strikes have attained greater strategic value. For Young, U.S. empire persisted because of, not despite, the inattention of most Americans. The collection concludes with an afterword by prominent military historian Andrew Bacevich. Marilyn B Young (1937-2017) was a renowned historian of American foreign relations and a longtime professor of history at New York University. Her landmark book The Vietnam Wars, 1945-1990 remains a defining work in the field. Mark P Bradley (interviewee and co-editor of Making the Forever War) is Bernadotte E Schmitt Distinguished Service Professor of International History and the College at the University of Chicago and author of The World Reimagined: Americans and Human Rights in the Twentieth Century. Mary L Dudziak (co-editor of Making the Forever War) is Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Law at Emory University and author of War Time: An Idea, Its History, Its Consequences.  Catriona Gold is a PhD candidate in Geography at University College London, researching security, subjectivity and mobility in the 20-21st century United States. Her current work concerns the US Passport Office; she has previously published on US Africa Command and the 2013-16 Ebola epidemic. She can be reached by email or on Twitter. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/history

New Books Network
Mark P. Bradley and Mary L. Dudziak, "Making the Forever War: Marilyn Young on the Culture and Politics of American Militarism" (U Massachusetts Press, 2021)

New Books Network

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2021 52:15


Making the Forever War: Marilyn Young on the Culture and Politics of American Militarism (University of Massachusetts Press, 2021) is a timely collection of articles and essays by Marilyn B Young, edited by Mark P. Bradley and Mary L. Dudziak. In this interview, Mark Bradley joined me to discuss Marilyn Young's life and legacy, the impetus for assembling the book, and the relevance of her work in the present moment. The late historian Marilyn B. Young, a preeminent voice on the history of U.S. military conflict, spent her career reassessing the nature of American global power, its influence on domestic culture and politics, and the consequences felt by those on the receiving end of U.S. military force. At the center of her inquiries was a seeming paradox: How can the United States stay continually at war, yet Americans pay so little attention to this militarism? Making the Forever War brings Young's articles and essays on American war together for the first time, including never before published works. Moving from the first years of the Cold War to Korea, Vietnam, and more recent "forever" wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, Young reveals the ways in which war became ever-present, yet more covert and abstract, particularly as aerial bombings and faceless drone strikes have attained greater strategic value. For Young, U.S. empire persisted because of, not despite, the inattention of most Americans. The collection concludes with an afterword by prominent military historian Andrew Bacevich. Marilyn B Young (1937-2017) was a renowned historian of American foreign relations and a longtime professor of history at New York University. Her landmark book The Vietnam Wars, 1945-1990 remains a defining work in the field. Mark P Bradley (interviewee and co-editor of Making the Forever War) is Bernadotte E Schmitt Distinguished Service Professor of International History and the College at the University of Chicago and author of The World Reimagined: Americans and Human Rights in the Twentieth Century. Mary L Dudziak (co-editor of Making the Forever War) is Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Law at Emory University and author of War Time: An Idea, Its History, Its Consequences.  Catriona Gold is a PhD candidate in Geography at University College London, researching security, subjectivity and mobility in the 20-21st century United States. Her current work concerns the US Passport Office; she has previously published on US Africa Command and the 2013-16 Ebola epidemic. She can be reached by email or on Twitter. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/new-books-network

New Books in World Affairs
Mark P. Bradley and Mary L. Dudziak, "Making the Forever War: Marilyn Young on the Culture and Politics of American Militarism" (U Massachusetts Press, 2021)

New Books in World Affairs

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2021 52:15


Making the Forever War: Marilyn Young on the Culture and Politics of American Militarism (University of Massachusetts Press, 2021) is a timely collection of articles and essays by Marilyn B Young, edited by Mark P. Bradley and Mary L. Dudziak. In this interview, Mark Bradley joined me to discuss Marilyn Young's life and legacy, the impetus for assembling the book, and the relevance of her work in the present moment. The late historian Marilyn B. Young, a preeminent voice on the history of U.S. military conflict, spent her career reassessing the nature of American global power, its influence on domestic culture and politics, and the consequences felt by those on the receiving end of U.S. military force. At the center of her inquiries was a seeming paradox: How can the United States stay continually at war, yet Americans pay so little attention to this militarism? Making the Forever War brings Young's articles and essays on American war together for the first time, including never before published works. Moving from the first years of the Cold War to Korea, Vietnam, and more recent "forever" wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, Young reveals the ways in which war became ever-present, yet more covert and abstract, particularly as aerial bombings and faceless drone strikes have attained greater strategic value. For Young, U.S. empire persisted because of, not despite, the inattention of most Americans. The collection concludes with an afterword by prominent military historian Andrew Bacevich. Marilyn B Young (1937-2017) was a renowned historian of American foreign relations and a longtime professor of history at New York University. Her landmark book The Vietnam Wars, 1945-1990 remains a defining work in the field. Mark P Bradley (interviewee and co-editor of Making the Forever War) is Bernadotte E Schmitt Distinguished Service Professor of International History and the College at the University of Chicago and author of The World Reimagined: Americans and Human Rights in the Twentieth Century. Mary L Dudziak (co-editor of Making the Forever War) is Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Law at Emory University and author of War Time: An Idea, Its History, Its Consequences.  Catriona Gold is a PhD candidate in Geography at University College London, researching security, subjectivity and mobility in the 20-21st century United States. Her current work concerns the US Passport Office; she has previously published on US Africa Command and the 2013-16 Ebola epidemic. She can be reached by email or on Twitter. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/world-affairs

New Books in American Studies
Mark P. Bradley and Mary L. Dudziak, "Making the Forever War: Marilyn Young on the Culture and Politics of American Militarism" (U Massachusetts Press, 2021)

New Books in American Studies

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2021 52:15


Making the Forever War: Marilyn Young on the Culture and Politics of American Militarism (University of Massachusetts Press, 2021) is a timely collection of articles and essays by Marilyn B Young, edited by Mark P. Bradley and Mary L. Dudziak. In this interview, Mark Bradley joined me to discuss Marilyn Young's life and legacy, the impetus for assembling the book, and the relevance of her work in the present moment. The late historian Marilyn B. Young, a preeminent voice on the history of U.S. military conflict, spent her career reassessing the nature of American global power, its influence on domestic culture and politics, and the consequences felt by those on the receiving end of U.S. military force. At the center of her inquiries was a seeming paradox: How can the United States stay continually at war, yet Americans pay so little attention to this militarism? Making the Forever War brings Young's articles and essays on American war together for the first time, including never before published works. Moving from the first years of the Cold War to Korea, Vietnam, and more recent "forever" wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, Young reveals the ways in which war became ever-present, yet more covert and abstract, particularly as aerial bombings and faceless drone strikes have attained greater strategic value. For Young, U.S. empire persisted because of, not despite, the inattention of most Americans. The collection concludes with an afterword by prominent military historian Andrew Bacevich. Marilyn B Young (1937-2017) was a renowned historian of American foreign relations and a longtime professor of history at New York University. Her landmark book The Vietnam Wars, 1945-1990 remains a defining work in the field. Mark P Bradley (interviewee and co-editor of Making the Forever War) is Bernadotte E Schmitt Distinguished Service Professor of International History and the College at the University of Chicago and author of The World Reimagined: Americans and Human Rights in the Twentieth Century. Mary L Dudziak (co-editor of Making the Forever War) is Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Law at Emory University and author of War Time: An Idea, Its History, Its Consequences.  Catriona Gold is a PhD candidate in Geography at University College London, researching security, subjectivity and mobility in the 20-21st century United States. Her current work concerns the US Passport Office; she has previously published on US Africa Command and the 2013-16 Ebola epidemic. She can be reached by email or on Twitter. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/american-studies

WhoWhatWhy's Podcasts
Stop the World… So America Can Get On

WhoWhatWhy's Podcasts

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 27, 2021 32:57


Andrew Bacevich, a retired Army officer, professor, and author, argues that American foreign and military policy must adapt to a radically changed and morally pragmatic world. Read More: https://whowhatwhy.org/podcast/stop-the-world-so-america-can-get-on Image Caption: The fall of Saigon, April 30, 1975 (inset). Americans and Afghan refugees leaving aboard a US Air Force C-17 Globemaster III at Hamid Karzai International Airport (HKIA), Afghanistan, August 24, 2021. Photo credit: Adapted by WhoWhatWhy from Secretary of Defense PDF and © U.S. Air Force/ZUMA Press Wire Service/ZUMAPRESS.com

Notre Dame International Security Center
After the Apocalypse: A Conversation With Andrew Bacevich

Notre Dame International Security Center

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 20, 2021 61:00


Summary: In this episode, Mike and Jim interview Andrew Bacevich, author After the Apocalypse: America's Role in a World Transformed. In this latest book, Bacevich, a retired U.S. Army officer, former professor at Boston University, and President of the new Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft, laments that America has failed both domestically and internationally since the end of the Cold War. To those failures should now be added, on the very day the interview was recorded, the unexpectedly rapid collapse of the pro-American regime in Kabul, Afghanistan. How the unipolar moment became such a disappointment what is the way forward for a renewed America at home and abroad were the topics of our discussion.

Alain Guillot Show
391 Andrew Bacevich: how American foreign policy must adapt to the shifting world order

Alain Guillot Show

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 20, 2021 33:01


https://www.alainguillot.com/andrew-bacevich/ Andrew J. Bacevich Jr. is a historian specializing in international relations, security studies, American foreign policy, and American diplomatic and military history. His new book is After the Apocalypse: America's Role in a World Transformed. Get the book here: https://amzn.to/3AZjRoO

Trump Watch
Afghanistan & American politics: Harold Meyerson & Andrew Bacevich; Ella Taylor on Barbara Lee

Trump Watch

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 19, 2021 57:20


Afghanistan in American politics, past and present: Harold Meyerson explains why the disastrous end of our Afghan war won't matter in the elections in 2022 and 2024. Plus: the Taliban Triumph: Andrew Bacevich comments on 20 years of American hubris and ignorance, promises made, and promises broken. Also: there was only one member of Congress who voted against the authorization for the use of force in Afghanistan, back in 2002: Barbara Lee from northern California. Now there's a documentary out about her: “Barbara Lee: Speaking Truth to Power.” Ella Taylor has our review.

Start Making Sense
The Taliban Triumph: Andrew Bacevich, plus John Powers on Dick Gregory

Start Making Sense

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 18, 2021 32:12


Over almost 20 years in Afghanistan, the US lost 2,400 troops and personnel. Another 21,000 Americans have been wounded. The mission cost more than a trillion dollars—including 80 billion dollars to train and arm the Afghan army. But that army didn't resist the recent Taliban advance and now the Taliban control the country and the last Americans are fleeing. Andrew Bacevich comments; his books include America's War for the Greater Middle East. Also: There's a documentary out now about Dick Gregory, the Black stand-up comedian and political activist of the sixties and after. It's called The One and Only Dick Gregory, and it's on Showtime. John Powers comments—he's critic at large on NPR's Fresh Air. Subscribe to The Nation to support all of our podcasts: thenation.com/podcastsubscribe.

Spectator Radio
Americano: Who is to blame for America's failure in Afghanistan?

Spectator Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 16, 2021 24:50


With Kabul now taken back by the Taliban and the Americans in full retreat after two decades of war, what will the USA learn from this catastrophe, if anything? Freddy Gray talks to author of After the Apocalypse: America's Role in a World Transformed, Andrew Bacevich about the goals not met, allies abandoned and lives lost. 

PBS NewsHour - World
What should the U.S. role in Afghanistan be now?

PBS NewsHour - World

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 13, 2021 8:47


How did the failure in Afghanistan come about and who is to blame? Multiple administrations and both parties own the blame for the state of the nation, says Col. Andrew Bacevich (ret.) of the Quincy Institute. We now have a responsibility to provide continued military and diplomatic support for the nation after our 20 year engagement, says Lisa Curtis of the Center for a New American Security. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

PBS NewsHour - Segments
What should the US role in Afghanistan be now?

PBS NewsHour - Segments

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 13, 2021 8:47


How did the failure in Afghanistan come about and who is to blame? Multiple administrations and both parties own the blame for the state of the nation, says Col. Andrew Bacevich (ret.) of the Quincy Institute. We now have a responsibility to provide continued military and diplomatic support for the nation after our 20 year engagement, says Lisa Curtis of the Center for a New American Security. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

Background Briefing with Ian Masters
August 8, 2021 - Dr. Ben Freeman | Ioan Grillo | Col. Andrew Bacevich

Background Briefing with Ian Masters

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2021 65:43


The DOJ and Senators Stop a Saudi Lawsuit That Would Expose State Secrets | Mexico Sues U.S. Gun Manufacturers For Arms Trafficking | A Call For a National Security Overhaul to Deal With the Real Threats We Face From Global Warming, Pandemics and Insurrection, Inequality and Injustice at home backgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia

Departures with Robert Amsterdam
Why the catastrophes of 2020 should prompt a rethinking of America's role in the world

Departures with Robert Amsterdam

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2021 30:00


By many measures, 2020 was a year to forget. With natural disasters, a climate crisis, a vicious pandemic, a massive economic crisis, a cruel and dishonest president, unprecedented demands for racial justice and its corresponding ugly backlash, US society has been taken to the brink. For Prof. Andrew Bacevich of Boston University, these events represent an American Apocalypse, one which requires a thorough rethinking of how Washington engages with the wider world based on the needs of its people and the very different circumstances we face now as compared to the postwar period. Bacevich's book, "After the Apocalypse: America's Role in a World Transformed" argues that American foreign policy has in many ways failed to protect the safety of its people. The insistence on global military primacy and spreading market economy has not delivered a stable world order, but instead has brought endless wars and a succession of moral and material disasters. In his discussion with Robert Amsterdam, Bacevich outlines his theory on US alliances, why we should be drawing down military forces in Europe and the Middle East, and why we should have a greater focus on solving the hardest problems at home and strengthening relations with our immediate neighbors. As the US navigates these struggles over racial injustice for example, Bacevich argues, there is an opportunity to reshape our understanding of the past, and thereby reshape our understanding of our role in the world.

The Munk Debates Podcast
Be it resolved: Withdrawing US troops from Afghanistan is a tactical and strategic blunder the US will come to regret

The Munk Debates Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 20, 2021 49:46


Twenty years and counting. 800 billion dollars spent. Over 2,000 US service members killed. America, Canada and NATO's longest war is finally coming to a close as troops begin to withdraw from their bases in Afghanistan this summer. While fully three quarters of Americans applaud President Biden's decision to pull out ground troops completely, many security experts are sounding the alarm. Leaving Afghanistan without a secure national government and strong army in place, they warn, will almost certainly lead to a Taliban takeover, ethnic cleansing, mass slaughter, and the destabilization of a country that has long been a regional powder keg. It's a risky move that would destroy the West's credibility as an ally at the very moment China is on the rise as a global player. Also, without a foreign military presence, the very real risk exists that Al-Qaeda will use the country again as a base to expand their recruitment and plan terror attacks against the US and its allies. Others see 20 years of fighting and little to show for it. The Taliban remains a major force in the country and controls more territory now than it did in 2001. Efforts to build up Afghan forces, install a stable government, and curb corruption ended in failure at great expense of blood and treasure. America, NATO and the West can no longer afford to be Afghanistan's policeman. It's time to end a conflict that is no longer in the national interest. Arguing for the motion is Elliot Ackerman, former US Marine and intelligence officer and best-selling author of 2034: a novel of the next world order Arguing against the motion is Andrew Bacevich, President of the Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft, and author of After the Apocalypse, America's Role in a World Transformed QUOTES: ELLIOT ACKERMAN “The current policy in which the US forfeits the entire enterprise is strategically ill-advised and nearsighted, particularly given current costs, which are relatively minor.” ANDREW BACEVICH “Afghans don't want to be occupied by foreign armies. Afghans want to be the masters of their own fate. I think we should allow them to exercise that privilege.” Sources: NBC, ABC, BBC, MSNBC, Democracy Now! The host of the Munk Debates is Rudyard Griffiths - @rudyardg.   Tweet your comments about this episode to @munkdebate or comment on our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/munkdebates/ To sign up for a weekly email reminder for this podcast, send an email to podcast@munkdebates.com. To support civil and substantive debate on the big questions of the day, consider becoming a Munk Member at https://munkdebates.com/membership Members receive access to our 10+ year library of great debates in HD video, a free Munk Debates book, newsletter and ticketing privileges at our live events. This podcast is a project of the Munk Debates, a Canadian charitable organization dedicated to fostering civil and substantive public dialogue - https://munkdebates.com/ The Munk Debates podcast is produced by Antica, Canada's largest private audio production company - https://www.anticaproductions.com/   Executive Producer: Stuart Coxe, CEO Antica Productions Senior Producer: Ricki Gurwitz Editor: Kieran Lynch Associate Producer: Abhi Raheja

Parallax Views w/ J.G. Michael
After the Apocalypse: America's Role in a World Transformed w/ Andrew Bacevich

Parallax Views w/ J.G. Michael

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 12, 2021 66:54


On this edition of Parallax Views, the President of the Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft Andrew Bacevich joins Parallax Views for an in-depth discussion on the history of the D.C. "Blob", U.S. foreign policy, and his thoughtful new book After the Apocalypse: America's Role in a World Transformed. 2020 was a year full of tumult from the COVID-19 pandemic to the protests against racial injustice in the aftermath of George Flloyd's death. And then, there is the increasingly concerning issue of climate change and the crises it could create. This is the "Apocalypse" that Andrew Bacevich's new book addresses. And he argues that in order to address the domestic challenges we face as a country, from pandemics to racism to increasing economic inequity to potential climate catastrophe, we must reassess U.S. foreign policy in post-pandemic world. Bacevich questions the U.S. "forever wars", the role of NATO in the 21st century and the American relationship to it, and much more. In putting all our efforts into interventions abroad are we missing national security threats at home like climate change or, in the aftermath of the Jan 6th uprisings, domestic terrorism? Are the uprisings, left and right, in part a result of atrophied institutions in the beltway devoted to outmoded Cold War modes-of-thinking that have created a foreign policy with domestic consequences? And what of the often underdiscussed issue of nuclear proliferation? Andrew Bacevich and I, hopefully, tackle these and other issues with eloquence in this fascinating hour long conversation.

Here & Now
'After The Apocalypse' Book; SCOTUS Weakens Voting Rights Act

Here & Now

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 2, 2021 42:03


In "After The Apocalypse," Andrew Bacevich argues that the most important threats the U.S. faces are in North America, not on battlefields in the Middle East. And, Thursday's decision by the Supreme Court to uphold Arizona voting restrictions dealt a blow to the Voting Rights Act. Wendy Weiser of the Brennan Center for Justice talks about the impact.

The Critical Hour
Iran Elects Conservative President; More Russia Sanctions; EU Leaders Cold to US Anti-China Push

The Critical Hour

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 21, 2021 117:07


Laith Marouf, broadcaster and journalist based in Beirut, Lebanon, joins us to discuss Iran. Iran's new president, Ebrahim Raisi, is known as a conservative hardliner with close ties to the Islamic Republic's Supreme Leader. Described by outside observers as a hardliner, Raisi has already stated that he does not intend to sign off on a nuclear deal unless it serves the interests of Iran.Ted Rall, political cartoonist and syndicated columnist, joins us to discuss the media. An enlightening Washington Post article featured a picture of newspaper owner Jeff Bezos and argues that it is wrong to raise taxes on billionaires. Also, Robert Reich argues that the US's biggest enemy is not China, but the drift towards proto-fascism. Reich also explores the US history of blaming outside entities for our own shortcomings. Mark Sleboda, Moscow-based international relations security analyst, joins us to talk about Russia. The US is preparing another list of sanctions against Russia, this time regarding a convicted embezzler named Alexei Navalny. Also, US civil rights observers are arguing that the focus on Navalny should be ditched and refocused on the many people who are languishing in prison in the US for minor drug crimes. Currently, a Louisiana father of seven is serving over 13 years in jail for approximately one gram of marijuana. Ray McGovern, former CIA analyst and co-founder of the Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity, joins us to discuss his latest article about US-Russia relations. Ray argues that President Biden's foreign policy team is woefully misinformed in their quest to break the strategic partnership between Russia and China. Also, Ray discusses President Putin's comment regarding lightning flashes of trust between him and the US president. William J. Astore, retired lieutenant USAF colonel and a senior fellow at the Eisenhower Media Network, joins us to discuss his latest article. Lieutenant Astore discusses the myriad of military failures experienced by the United States over the last several decades, and warns that a continuance of the current foreign policy track will guarantee similar outcomes in future endeavors.KJ, Noh, writer and peace activist, joins us to discuss China. Armin Laschet, the current frontrunner to succeed German Chancellor Angela Merkel, has stated that he opposes a cold war against China. Mr. Laschet also called for western states to cool tensions with Russia, insisting they must “establish a sensible relationship” with Moscow.Danny Shaw, professor of Latin studies, joins us to discuss Venezuela. President Biden has rejected calls for stopping the draconian sanctions against Venezuela. Also, a bilateral meeting has been scheduled for Tuesday, June 22, between the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Jorge Arreaza Montserrat, and his counterpart from the Russian Federation, Foreign Affairs Minister Sergey Lavrov.Scott Ritter, former UN weapon inspector in Iraq, joins us to discuss NATO. Quincy Institute president Andrew Bacevich's new book, "After the Apocalypse,'' argues that the US needs to make several radical foreign policy changes, starting with ending all involvement with NATO. Also, Jeremy Kuzmarov argues that President Biden's current foreign policy plans to increase military spending in NATO will increase the odds of war.

Progressive Voices
Free Forum 06-13-2021 ANDREW BACEVICH

Progressive Voices

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 14, 2021 60:00


When was the last time the US won a war or solved a big problem? ANDREW BACEVICH served in the U.S. Army for 23 years, graduated from West Point and Princeton, and writes for both The Nation and American Conservative. His lastest book AFTER THE APOCALYPSE: America's Role in a World Transformed is only 172 pages but asks big questions and questions accepted answers. Will the dangers and disasters we've been facing finally move us to abandon a set of beliefs about America, its identity, and its security that no longer work?

Free Forum with Terrence McNally
Episode 512: ANDREW BACEVICH-AFTER THE APOCALYPSE - How can “national security” deal with climate change, pandemics, racism, democracy?

Free Forum with Terrence McNally

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 7, 2021 60:01


When was the last time the US won a war or solved a big problem? ANDREW BACEVICH served in the U.S. Army for 23 years, graduated from both West Point and Princeton, and writes for both The Nation and American Conservative. His lastest book AFTER THE APOCALYPSE: America’s Role in a World Transformed is only 172 pages but asks big, blunt questions. Will the dangers and disasters we have been facing finally move us to abandon a set of beliefs about America, its identity, and its security that have kept us sleepwalking in place - or worse - for decades?

Here & Now
Father Wonders Who's Responsible For Son's Death; Ohio Restaurant

Here & Now

Play Episode Listen Later May 31, 2021 41:10


A Washington law firm contacted Andrew Bacevich, asking his family to join a lawsuit against Iran connected to his son who died in the Iraq War. He denied, but wondered: who's responsible for the death of my son? He joins us to discuss. And, Jessica Parkison, co-owner of the restaurant Salt, in Lakewood, Ohio details how her business is faring.

This Is Hell!
1313: Biden and the imperial past / Andrew Bacevich

This Is Hell!

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 30, 2021 62:58


Historian Andrew Bacevich on his article "On Shedding an Obsolete Past: Biden Defers to the Blob" for TomDispatch. https://tomdispatch.com/on-shedding-an-obsolete-past/

Democratic Perspective » Podcast Feed
Bacevich Interview – Podcast March 8, 2021

Democratic Perspective » Podcast Feed

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 8, 2021 44:49


Examining America’s Role In The 21st Century. Democratic Perspective welcomes Andrew Bacevich, Jr., author, historian, professor emeritus at Boston University, and retired military officer to discuss U.S. foreign policy. Bacevich begins with unrealistic expectations following the Cold War, explaining that … Continue reading →

The Critical Hour
New York Governor Cuomo Clings to Power

The Critical Hour

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 5, 2021 118:32


Dr. Colin Campbell, a Washington, DC, news correspondent, joins us to discuss Andrew Cuomo. The embattled and embarrassed Governor of New York has finally issued a public statement regarding the allegations of improper sexual conduct. Cuomo took the opportunity of a COVID briefing to publicly address the allegations of sexual harassment lodged by several women. Also, Cuomo is facing additional attacks over his COVID legislation that effectively immunized nursing homes from legal liability for their actions during the pandemic.Caleb Maupin, journalist and political analyst, joins us to discuss US foreign policy under President Biden. In their latest article, Frank Giustra and Andrew Bacevich argue that "the costs of pursuing US global preeminence have been made clear, and it's time for US leaders to take a different path." Also, Joe Biden has opportunities to stray from the wayward path of disastrous endless wars and empire, as the US is embroiled in controversial tangles with perceived adversaries worldwide. Early indicators are that he will continue the reckless path of destruction that his predecessors pioneered. Dr. Linwood Tauheed, associate professor of economics at the University of Missouri- Kansas City, joins us to discuss joins us to discuss the pandemic economy. President Biden's decision to bow to fiscal conservatives in the Senate and dramatically restrict the class of people that are eligible for COVID-relief checks is being universally panned by progressive activists. Biden's new agreement means that individuals earning between $80,000 to $100,000 per year won't be eligible for partial stimulus payments. Many argue that Biden is setting himself up for conservative attacks because his relief package will end up being stingier than Trump's in regards to direct payments to citizens.Laith Marouf, a broadcaster and journalist based in Beirut, joins us to discuss new rocket attacks in Iraq. In what appears to be a reprisal for last week's US airstrikes on Syria, fresh rocket attacks have occurred against an airbase in Iraq. As could be predicted, the Biden administration is signaling that they are considering another round of airstrikes to avenge the attack.Robert Fantina, journalist and Palestine activist, joins us to discuss Iran. UPI has published a pro-war article arguing that diplomacy with Iran should be halted. The article absurdly refers to a CIA-funded religious cult called the People's Mojahedin of Iran (PMOI/MEK) as the main democratic opposition. Also, Wendy Sherman, the US nominee for Deputy Secretary of State, seems to further doom any hope for a US return to the JCPOA as she states that the Biden administration intends to keep many of its anti-Iran sanctions in place.Nick Davies, peace activist and author of "Blood on Our Hands: The American Invasion of Iraq," joins us to discuss US sanctions. Scores of House Democrats have sent a memo to President Biden urging him to ease the sanctions on Cuba and immediately begin a move towards normalization with the besieged island-nation. The letter specifically argued that Biden must “reverse the recent politicized decision by the departing Trump Administration to add Cuba back to the list of State Sponsors of Terrorism.” Also, Biden has renewed Barack Obama's destructive proclamation designating Venezuela is “an unusual and extraordinary threat” to US national security. The original designation resulted in extreme poverty and starvation in the South American nation of thirty million.K. J. Noh, peace activist, writer, and teacher, joins us to discuss China. In a recent speech to the US State Department, Secretary of State Antony Blinken argued that the US relationship with China is America's "biggest geopolitical test of the 21st century." Shockingly, Blinken went on to clearly imply that he is pursuing the infamous "Wolfowitz doctrine." The new Secretary of State argued that China is the only nation powerful enough to impede his administration's quest to "make the world work the way we want it to, because it ultimately serves the interests and reflects the values of the American people."Dan Kovalik, writer, author and lawyer, joins us to discuss US policies in the global south. The Biden team has committed themselves to regime change in Venezuela by supporting US puppet Juan Guaido, and renewing deadly sanctions that have cost the lives of tens of thousands of mostly-poor Venezuelans. Also, US supported dictator Jovenel Moise is clinging to power in Haiti using a brutal police-crackdown that is supported by outside nations and political forces.

To the Point
Texas blames blackouts on the Green New Deal, and Joe Biden says ‘America’s back’

To the Point

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 4, 2021 58:42


Warren Olney talks about the blackout during the Texas deep freeze with meteorologist John Morales and USC energy expert Kelly Sanders. Andrew Bacevich of the Quincy Institute has a warning about President Biden’s boast that “America is back.”    

To The Point
Texas blames blackouts on the Green New Deal, and Joe Biden says ‘America’s back’

To The Point

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 4, 2021 58:42


Warren Olney talks about the blackout during the Texas deep freeze with meteorologist John Morales and USC energy expert Kelly Sanders. Andrew Bacevich of the Quincy Institute has a warning about President Biden’s boast that “America is back.”    

To the Point
Texas blames blackouts on the Green New Deal, and Joe Biden says ‘America’s back’

To the Point

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 4, 2021 58:42


Warren Olney talks about the blackout during the Texas deep freeze with meteorologist John Morales and USC energy expert Kelly Sanders. Andrew Bacevich of the Quincy Institute has a warning about President Biden’s boast that “America is back.”    

Green & Red: Podcasts for Scrappy Radicals
G&R Episode 62: Andrew Bacevich on the Military and Trump, the current crisis, and what to expect from Biden's foreign policy

Green & Red: Podcasts for Scrappy Radicals

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 15, 2021 37:37


In this episode, Bob interviews Professor Andrew Bacevich (@AndrewBacevich) about the extraordinary involvement in electoral politics by Trump and the military, the military public repudiation of the president, racial and hate group problems in the armed forces, civil-military relations, the appoint of General Lloyd Austin as Defense Secretary, what to expect from Biden's foreign policy team--essentially putting the Obama band back together--the nuclear deal with Iran, the insane attacks on Cuba, and a new Cold War between the U.S. and China. Andrew Bacevich is an emeritus professor at Boston University and President of the Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft. He's also the author of several books on U.S. foreign policy and one of the foremost critics of America's war and interventionism for decades now. He is also a retired colonel in the U.S. Army, armored cavalry. And he's a frequent columnist in The Nation, as well as many other publications. Read more// Bob Buzzanco: This Is Not a Coup (http://bit.ly/35txgYW) Bob Buzzanco: Swipe Left on the Democrats and Electoral Politics (http://bit.ly/3oxv7my) The Nation: Civilian Control Means More Than Just Wearing a Suit to Work (http://bit.ly/3oP8Dh5) The Nation: Will Biden Finally End the War in Afghanistan? (http://bit.ly/38LwvN0) Professor Bacevich's publications// The pentomic era : the US Army between Korea and Vietnam. Washington DC: National Defense University Press. American Empire: The Realities and Consequences of US Diplomacy (Harvard University Press, 2004) The New American Militarism: How Americans Are Seduced by War (Oxford University Press Inc, U.S., 2005) The Long War: A New History of U.S. National Security Policy Since World War II (Columbia University Press, U.S., 2007) Washington Rules: America's Path to Permanent War (Macmillan, U.S., 2010) Breach of Trust: How Americans Failed Their Soldiers and Their Country (Henry Holt and Co., 2013) America's War for the Greater Middle East: A Military History (Random House, 2016) Twilight of the American Century (University of Notre Dame Press, 2018) The Age of Illusions: How America Squandered Its Cold War Victory (Metropolitan Books, 2020) Check us out our new media publication on Medium (https://medium.com/green-and-red-media). We'll be sharing episodes, blogs and articles on it. So please follow us on Medium! Follow us on any of these social media channels// Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GreenRedPodcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/PodcastGreenRed Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/greenredpodcast YouTube: https://bit.ly/GreenAndRedOnYouTube Donate to Green and Red Podcast// Become a recurring donor at https://www.patreon.com/greenredpodcast Or make a one time donation here: https://bit.ly/DonateGandR This is a Green and Red Podcast production. Produced by Bob (@bobbuzzanco) and Scott (@sparki1969). “Green and Red Blues" by Moody. Editing by Scott.

Behind the News with Doug Henwood
Behind the News, 11/12/20

Behind the News with Doug Henwood

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 13, 2020 52:59


Behind the News, 11/12/20 - guests: Andrew Bacevich on Biden's foreign policy, Alyson Spurgas on female desire - Doug Henwood

Sinica Podcast
The American journalists still in China

Sinica Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2020 48:37


Since February, a series of tit-for-tat restrictions on and expulsions of journalists in the U.S. and China have resulted in the decimation of the ranks of reporters in the P.R.C. While the bureaus of the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Washington Post remain open, they've had to make do with reduced staff and journalists reporting from outside of the Chinese mainland — in Taiwan and South Korea. Emily Feng, a reporter with National Public Radio (NPR), is one journalist who is still in Beijing. She tells us about how restrictions and expulsions have impacted morale and the ability to report on China.16:58: Morale among foreign media reporters in China26:29: Rising tensions and the U.S. strategy of reciprocity33:33: Reporting from China under increasing pressure36:08: Journalist expulsions and changing perceptions on China reportingRecommendations:Jeremy: A column by Alex Colville: Chinese Lives, featured on SupChina. Specifically, Jeremy recommends Mao’s ‘shameless poet’: Guo Moruo and his checkered legacy.Emily: The Children of Time series, by Adrian Tchaikovsky. Kaiser: The China conundrum: Deterrence as dominance, by Andrew Bacevich.

Around The Empire
Ep 181 Xinjiang and the Uyghurs feat Peter Lee

Around The Empire

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 11, 2020 38:30


Guest: Peter Lee. We discussed some of the background story on Xinjiang, a province and autonomous region in the northwest of China that borders on Mongolia, Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan and India and is part of the historical Silk Road. We also talked about the Uyghurs, the current situation in Xinjiang, the media coverage and the escalating tensions between the US and China. In a bonus question for patrons (Ep 181EXTRA Taiwan and Top Asia-Related Issues), I asked Peter Which Asia-related issues he thinks are most pressing, worrying or important to focus on right now.  Peter has decades of experience in East Asia both as a businessman and as a writer. He produces Peter Lee’s China Threat Report and has been published at Asia Times, CounterPunch at his own blog, China Matters.  FOLLOW @chinahand.  SUBSCRIBE to Peter Lee’s China Threat Report. Around the Empire is listener supported, independent media. Pitch in at Patreon: patreon.com/aroundtheempire or paypal.me/aroundtheempirepod. Find all links at aroundtheempire.com.  SUBSCRIBE on YouTube. FOLLOW @aroundtheempire and @joanneleon.  SUBSCRIBE/FOLLOW on iTunes, iHeart, Spotify, Google Play, Facebook or on your preferred podcast app. Recorded on September 2, 2020. Music by Fluorescent Grey. Reference Links: Peter Lee’s China Threat Report: The Xinjiang Series No. 1: The Crisis of Governance Peter Lee’s China Threat Report: Assessing the Timetable for Taiwan Independence and World War III Peter Lee’s blog archive on Uyghurs Scott Horton interview with Andrew Bacevich: Ep. 5009 – Andrew Bacevich on Soros and Koch Teaming Up to End the Wars – 7/3/2019 ATE Episode 14: The Future of China in the Age of Trump feat. Peter Lee (Chinahand) ATE Episode 61: Escalation With China feat Peter Lee  

2020 Politics War Room
49: Andrew Bacevich on the Future of Foreign Policy, Michael McDonald on Florida's Fate and Billy Begala on Trump's Texas Titanic

2020 Politics War Room

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2020 71:05


While Trump's outrageous behavior may still shock some, there are plenty of the most savvy and seasoned political veterans who see him for what he really is: a desperate charlatan who is capable of anything. Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft president Andrew Bacevich (https://quincyinst.org/author/abacevich/) is even able to look forward, beyond this dark period, to the larger issues America faces as a global player. Dr. Michael P. McDonald (https://polisci.ufl.edu/michael-mcdonald/) , professor of political science at the University of Florida, predicts a brighter future for Democrats. And Texas Democratic Party consultant Billy Begala (https://www.texasdemocrats.org/) enjoys a hearty laugh at the recent follies of Trump supporters in his state.

Stand Up! with Pete Dominick
142 Andrew Bacevich, Bruce Bartlett, Bill B in DC, Dr Barry Hummel

Stand Up! with Pete Dominick

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 14, 2020 128:34


Andrew Bacevich starts at about 8:50 Bruce Bartlett starts at 42:55 Bill B in DC begins at 1:17  Dr Barry Hummel starts at 1:41 Please sign up for a paid subscription

Empire Has No Clothes
Andrew Bacevich vs. The Blob

Empire Has No Clothes

Play Episode Listen Later May 7, 2020 47:23


On the first episode of Empire Has No Clothes, Matt, Kelley and Daniel previewed Justin Amash's presidential run, America's ongoing Afghan quagmire, and the unfolding humanitarian disaster in Yemen. In the second segment, they spoke to BU professor Andrew Bacevich about the Trump administration's muddled foreign policy, and whether he'd take a job in it.

Scott Horton Show - Just the Interviews
3/27/20 Andrew Bacevich: Judgement Day for the National Security State

Scott Horton Show - Just the Interviews

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 30, 2020 29:38


Scott talks to Andrew Bacevich about the ways U.S. military spending over the last few decades has indebted our country and will continue to impoverish future generations. The mistakes go back to America’s squandering of its Cold War peace dividend in the early 1990s, drastically expanding its empire in Europe and Asia instead of shrinking the military and focusing on prosperity at home. This problem escalated under Presidents Clinton, Bush, and Obama with more spending, more wars in more countries, and more dead American soldiers. All of this has cost the American people trillions of dollars and is likely to lead to worse problems than the ones we initially tried to solve. Bacevich hopes that a crisis like coronavirus, which exposes the fragility of our economy and our society, might finally force people to recognize how untenable the entire empire project is. Discussed on the show: “Tomgram: Andrew Bacevich, America Terrorized” (TomDispatch)1993 World Trade Center bombingU.S. embassies in East Africa bombedKhobar Towers bombingBringOurTroopsHome.us Andrew Bacevich is a Professor Emeritus of International Relations and History at Boston University. He is the author of a number of books including America’s War for the Greater Middle East: A Military History and The Age of Illusions: How America Squandered Its Cold War Victory. He is a regular contributor at The American Conservative and TomDispatch.com. This episode of the Scott Horton Show is sponsored by: NoDev NoOps NoIT, by Hussein Badakhchani; The War State, by Mike Swanson; WallStreetWindow.com; Tom Woods’ Liberty Classroom; ExpandDesigns.com/Scott; Listen and Think Audio; TheBumperSticker.com; and LibertyStickers.com. Donate to the show through Patreon, PayPal, or Bitcoin: 1Ct2FmcGrAGX56RnDtN9HncYghXfvF2GAh. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-vdagWW2NH4

Liberty Law Talk
"Slouching Towards Mar-a-Lago:" A Conversation with Andrew Bacevich

Liberty Law Talk

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 17, 2020 53:34


Andrew Bacevich discusses his new book Twilight of the American Century

History Does You
The United States in the Post Cold War Era featuring Dr. Andrew Bacevich

History Does You

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 8, 2020 62:37


The Cold War ended in 1991 marking the end of a bipolar world pitting the U.S. and its allies against the Soviet Union and its Allies. The United States pursued a global liberal economic policy in order to reflect its own system. However, over the last 30 years various mistakes in those policy goals has led the United States to squander that Cold War victory and left its political system polarized to the point of no return, deficit spending that will impact the economy, and interventionist wars that have cost thousands of lives. I had the opportunity to talk to New York Times Bestselling Author Dr. Andrew Bacevich who has written, The Limits of Power: The End of American Exceptionalism (2008) Washington Rules: America's Path to Permanent War(2010) include and his most recent book is The Age of Illusions: How America Squandered Its Cold War Victory. (2019). A very interesting conversation about the failures of the past and how it is going to effect American policies going forward!

Fareed Zakaria GPS
March 1, 2020 | On GPS: Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on President Trump's deal with the Taliban for a U.S. pull-out

Fareed Zakaria GPS

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 1, 2020 38:55


Airdate March 1 2020: On today's show: Afghan President Ashraf Ghani tells Fareed that the U.S. deal with the Taliban indicates a transition "from war to peace." Then, what is Afghanistan's future after American withdrawal? Will Afghanistan be the next Vietnam? Peter Bergen and Andrew Bacevich discuss with Fareed. Also, as the U.S. records its first death from coronavirus and the global death toll nears 3,000, what precautions can you take to protect against the virus? Fareed talks to CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta and Sylvia Burwell, who was Secretary of Health and Human Services during the Ebola outbreak of 2014. GUESTS: President Ashraf Ghani, Peter Bergen, Andrew Bacevich, Sylvia Burwell, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, Rana Ayyub

The Lawfare Podcast
Andrew Bacevich on 'The Age of Illusions: How America Squandered Its Cold War Victory'

The Lawfare Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 18, 2020 39:20


In what ways did American foreign policy fail to capitalize on victory in the Cold War? Andrew Bacevich, professor emeritus at Boston University and co-founder and president of the Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft, tackles that question and more in "The Age of Illusions: How America Squandered Its Cold War Victory." Jack Goldsmith sat down with Professor Bacevich to talk about his new book. The pair discussed the establishment consensus on American foreign policy, the state of civil-military relations, and the mission of the newly founded Quincy Institute.

Open Source with Christopher Lydon
The Age of Illusions

Open Source with Christopher Lydon

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 30, 2020 50:21


Soldier and citizen, Andrew Bacevich is the overqualified expert who turns the standard take on our distress inside out. It’s not President Trump that divides us, Bacevich says. Rather, Trump got to be president because ... The post The Age of Illusions appeared first on Open Source with Christopher Lydon.

Start Making Sense
Impeachment Has Already Succeeded: John Nichols, plus Andrew Bacevich on the End of the Cold War and Michael Klare on Climate

Start Making Sense

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 22, 2020 38:53


51 per cent of Americans now think Trump should be removed from office, according to the new CNN poll (and 45 per cent think he shouldn’t).  That, John Nichols argues. shows impeachment has succeeded—and if Republicans in the Senate block Trump’s removal from office, voters can do it in November. Also historian Andrew Bacevitch argues that America has squandered its Cold War victory – and considers where Trump fits into the history of the US since the collapse of the USSR.  His new book is The Age of Illusions. And we talk about climate change –as seen from the perspective of the Pentagon.  Trump may deny that the world is getting warmer, fast, but the Pentagon has been preparing for that for several years now—and is making disaster relief part of its mission.  Michael Klare reports—his new book is All Hell Breaking Loose. Subscribe to The Nation to support all of our podcasts: http://thenation.com/podcastsubscribe

Best of the Left - Progressive Politics and Culture, Curated by a Human
#1328 Iraq, Citizens United, Obamacare, The Tea Party and The Deepwater Horizon (A Look Back at 2010)

Best of the Left - Progressive Politics and Culture, Curated by a Human

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 14, 2020 128:57


Air Date 1/14/2020 Today we take a look back at the year 2010 in our annual 10-years-past retrospective to see what we may learn. 2010 was an enormous year of news and I've been working on this episode so long that I can hardly remember life before I started. Be part of the show! Leave us a message at 202-999-3991 EPISODE SPONSORS:  Clean Choice Energy SHOP AMAZON: Amazon USA | Amazon CA | Amazon UK  MEMBERSHIP ON PATREON (Get AD FREE Shows & Bonus Content) SHOW NOTES Ch. 1: Andrew Bacevich on Afghanistan - Bill Moyers Journal - Aired 5-15-10 Ch. 2: Congrats to Wikileaks! - Progressive Point of View - Aired 8-4-10 Ch. 3: Credit where credit is due - Rachel Maddow - Aired 9-4-10 Ch. 4: Obama Admin- Torture Not Illegal, Just A "Disagreement" - The Young Turks - Aired 3-27-10 Ch. 5: What's Next For Campaign Finance? - Bill Moyer's Journal - Aired 9-12-10 Ch. 6: Corporate Personhood - The Floodgates were Opened Today - Thom Hartmann - Aired 1-27-10 Ch. 7: Dems Must Fight Back on the Filibuster - Colbert Report Ch. 8: Robert Knutter and on healthcare - Bill Moyer's Journal - Aired 1-23-10 Ch. 9: For he's a jowly good fellow - Colbert Report - Aired 1-3-10 Ch. 10: Obama's signing speech - Countdown - Aired 3-31-10 Ch. 11: The Un-Tea party movement - Rachel Maddow - Aired 4-25-10 Ch. 12: Obama crushes house GOP - The Young Turks Ch. 13: Elizabeth Warren on financial reform - Colbert Report - Aired 5-6-10 Ch. 14: Financial Reform Bill is a Joke -- Economic Collapse Coming - The Young Turks - Aired 6-3-10 Ch. 15: Bet Against The American Dream - This American Life Ch. 16: Israel does something crazy/frustrating - The Bugle - Aired 6-17-10 Ch. 17: Joe Biden Hits New Low Defending Israeli Murder - Matthew Rothschild - Aired 6-17-10 Ch. 18: Obama Mute on Israeli Aggression - Matthew Rothschild - Aired 6-17-10 -0:08-0:17 Ch. 19: Scapegoating Immigrant Children Now - The Progressive - Aired 9-7-10 Ch. 20: Republican Wants Illegal Immigrant Camps - The Young Turks - Aired 9-7-10 Ch. 21: Papers please amendments - Rachel Maddow - Aired 5-11-10 Ch. 22: BP oil spill – The Progressive Ch. 23: Test of functioning media and politics - Rachel Maddow - Aired 6-15-10 Ch. 24: Strike it mucky! - The Bugle - Aired 6-23-10 Ch. 25: BP and the oil spill - The Now Show - Aired 7-1-10 Ch. 26: Bush-like missteps - The Daily Show - Aired 6-26-10 Ch. 27: Arne Duncan on US education system - Colbert Report - Aired 4-11-10 Ch. 28: Release the Kagan - The Daily Show - Aired 7-13-10 Ch. 29: Largest ever tax hike - Media Matters Minute - Aired 7-29-10 -0:45 Ch. 30: History made - Sanders speech - Countdown - Aired 12-16-10 Ch. 31: Pro-Gay Groups 'Desperate' For Obama To Take Action - NPR - Aired 12-11-10 Ch. 32: Beck vs MLK - Media Matters Minute - Aired 8-29-10 Ch. 33: Sanity/Fear protest of the absurd – NPR - Aired 11-16-10 Ch. 34: Religious and ethnic intolerance in the election - Rachel Maddow - Aired 11-4-10 Ch. 35: Yes we can, but - Le Show - Aired 11-10-10 FINAL COMMENTS Ch. 36: Final comments, last day of working at CCAN - Comments Ch. 37: Real job coming to an end, increasing episode output immediately Ch. 38: Over the Health Care Hump, on to other topics - Aired 4-6-10 MUSIC (Blue Dot Sessions): Opening Theme: Loving Acoustic Instrumental by John Douglas Orr  Closing Music: Upbeat Laid Back Indie Rock by Alex Stinnent   Produced by Jay! Tomlinson Thanks for listening! Visit us at BestOfTheLeft.com Support the show via Patreon Listen on iTunes | Stitcher | Spotify | Alexa Devices | +more Check out the BotL iOS/Android App in the App Stores! Follow at Twitter.com/BestOfTheLeft Like at Facebook.com/BestOfTheLeft Contact me directly at Jay@BestOfTheLeft.com Review the show on iTunes and Stitcher!

Background Briefing with Ian Masters
December 19, 2019 - Jeremi Suri | Andrew Bacevich | John Laurence

Background Briefing with Ian Masters

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 19, 2019 68:40


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