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Latest podcast episodes about Spencer Ackerman

War College
How 9/11 Led to a 'Reign of Terror'

War College

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 39:19


The Forever War. It may be gone from Afghanistan but it's not gone from our hearts. Our minds. Our souls. The body politic is riddled with the consequences of the last twenty years of conflict. The Department of Homeland Security is my go to. The first half of my life it didn't exist. Now I am faced with the consequences of its disastrous policies on a daily basis.With us today is Spencer Ackerman. Ackerman is a journalist and war correspondent who has spent his entire career reporting one the Forever War. His new book is Reign of Terror: How the 9/11 Era Destabilized America and Produced Trump. It's an excellent book. It has the feel of a journalist stopping midway through a career turning behind them and asking “What the fuck just happened?”Angry Planet has a substack! Join the Information War to get weekly insights into our angry planet and hear more conversations about a world in conflict.https://angryplanet.substack.com/subscribeYou can listen to Angry Planet on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play or follow our RSS directly. Our website is angryplanetpod.com. You can reach us on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/angryplanetpodcast/; and on Twitter: @angryplanetpod. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

None of the Above
Episode 14: Insecure

None of the Above

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 31:39


Although President Biden has ended the war in Afghanistan, America's twenty-year global war on terror has not yet drawn to a close. Initiated by the Bush administration, and waged in various forms under four presidents, the war on terror has shaped not just US foreign policy, but many aspects of American life. This week, the Eurasia Group Foundation's Mark Hannah is joined by Spencer Ackerman, whose new book, Reign of Terror: How the 9/11 Era Destabilized America and Produced Trump contends that the Trump administration was no aberration. Charting the war on terror through the Bush, Obama, and Trump administrations, Ackerman shows how this war inflamed America's nativist impulses  and spurred authoritarian tools of domestic surveillance.  To listen to more episodes or learn more about None Of The Above, go to www.noneoftheabovepodcast.org. To learn more about the Eurasia Group Foundation, please visit www.egfound.org and subscribe to our newsletter.  Spencer Ackerman is the author of Reign of Terror: How the 9/11 Era Destabilized America and Produced Trump and the Substack, Forever Wars. He is also a contributing editor at the Daily Beast, where he was a senior national correspondent from 2017 to 2021.

Culture Chat with Mimi Chan
255. Spencer Ackerman on the Reign of Terror, Haiti, and comics

Culture Chat with Mimi Chan

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 71:53


Spencer Ackerman has been a national-security correspondent for outlets like The New Republic, WIRED, The Guardian, and currently The Daily […] The post 255. Spencer Ackerman on the Reign of Terror, Haiti, and comics appeared first on Sifu Mimi Chan.

Late Night with Seth Meyers Podcast
Spencer Ackerman | Trump Defended "Toadstool" Penis, Manchin and Sinema Block Biden Agenda: A Closer Look

Late Night with Seth Meyers Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2021 25:00


Seth takes a closer look at centrist Democrats holding Joe Biden's agenda hostage while Republicans threaten to crater the economy.Then, Spencer Ackerman talks about his new book Reign of Terror: How the 9/11 Era Destabilized America and Produced Trump, the ongoing wars in Afghanistan and writing a Suicide Squad comic book.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Best of the Left - Progressive Politics and Culture, Curated by a Human
#1443 Legacies of 9/11: War on Terror, Islamophobia and Conspiracy Theories

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

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2021 71:22


Air Date 9/21/2021 Today we take a look at the parallel legacies of 9/11 including the war on terror and military spending, the casual acceptance of Islamophobia, the adoption of ever-wilder conspiracy theories, and the acceleration of the political divide in America culminating, so far, in the January 6th Insurrection. Be part of the show! Leave us a message at 202-999-3991 or email Jay@BestOfTheLeft.com  Transcript   BestOfTheLeft.com/Support (Get AD FREE Shows & Bonus Content) SHOW NOTES Ch. 1: 9/11: A Story in Three Parts. - Unf*cking The Republic - Air Date 9-10-21 We were tempted to let the 20th anniversary of 9/11 pass given it will be oversaturated with remembrances and armchair punditry as well as the usual tragedy porn imagery. Ch. 2: Endless militarization has bled US society dry - The Real News Podcast - Air Date 9-14-21 It's been 20 years since the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Since then, the US has channeled an unfathomable amount of its resources into the military-industrial complex. Ch. 3: “Islamophobia and the Politics of Empire”: Deepa Kumar on How Racism Fueled U.S. Wars Post-9/11 - Democracy Now! - Air Date 9-14-21 According to the Costs of War Project, the wars launched by the United States following 9/11 have killed an estimated 929,000 people in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq, Syria, Yemen and elsewhere. Ch. 4: 20 Years Later: How 9/11 Changed Being Muslim in America - The Brian Lehrer Show - Air Date 9-10-21 Rowaida Abdelaziz, national reporter for HuffPost where she focuses on immigration, Islamophobia, and social justice issues, joins to discuss how being Muslim in the United States changed after the September 11th attacks. Ch. 5: 20 Years Since 9/11, 20 Years of Conspiracy Theories - Doomed - Air Date 9-10-21 Matt looks at the conspiracies, hoaxes, and urban legends that surround the day and the Bush administration. Ch. 6: The road from 9/11 to Donald Trump - Vox Conversations - Air Date 9-12-21 Sean Illing talks with national security reporter Spencer Ackerman, author of the new book Reign of Terror. They discuss the staggering changes to our country in the 20 years since 9/11 Ch. 7: America, 20 years after 9/11 - World Review from the New Statesman - Air Date 9-10-21 Jeremy Cliffeand Sarah Manavis are joined by New Yorker columnist and author Evan Osnos to discuss his new book, Wildland: The Making of America's Fury and how America has changed since the attacks on New York and Washington. Ch. 8: The Direct Line From 9/11 to January 6th - WhoWhatWhy - Air Date 9-10-21 Award-winning journalist Spencer Ackerman examines how 9/11 opened the door to America's worst historical impulses and led directly to Donald Trump and January 6th. MEMBERS-ONLY BONUS CLIP(S) Ch. 9: Rescue 9/11 w/ Jim Lobe and Laila Ujayli - American Prestige - Air Date 9-11-21 The boys interview Laila Ujayli, associate editor at Inkstick Media, about growing up as a young Muslim in post-9/11 America. Ch. 10: Congressmember Barbara Lee, the Lone Vote for Peace After the September 11th Attacks - Breaking the Sound Barrier by Amy Goodman - Air Date 9-9-21 Congressmember Lee courageously voted no against the AUMF twenty years ago. FINAL COMMENTS Ch. 11: Final comments on Brian Williams and the campaigns we can win vs the campaigns worth winning MUSIC (Blue Dot Sessions): Opening Theme: Loving Acoustic Instrumental by John Douglas Orr  Closing Music: Upbeat Laid Back Indie Rock by Alex Stinnent SHOW IMAGE: Description: The camera looks up at a young Muslim woman, wearing a black hoodie with the hood up over her black head covering, as she stands outside a glass entryway looking out into the distance. An American flag is wrapped around her shoulders. Credit: "Protest against Donald Trump's Muslim ban" by Fibonacci Blue | License | Changes: Cropped and very slight increase in contrast, brightness and saturation   Produced by Jay! Tomlinson Visit us at BestOfTheLeft.com  

Jacobin Radio
Dig: War on Terror W/ Spencer Ackerman Part 3

Jacobin Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2021 72:05


Episode three of The Dig's War on Terror trilogy with Spencer Ackerman: Decadence, Trump, and Biden.Subscribe to Spencer's Substack: foreverwars.substack.com/people/2576701-spencer-ackermanSupport The Dig at Patreon.com/TheDig and (starting next week) get our weekly newsletter

The Dig
War on Terror W/ Spencer Ackerman Part 3

The Dig

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2021 72:05


Episode three of The Dig's War on Terror trilogy with Spencer Ackerman: Decadence, Trump, and Biden. Subscribe to Spencer's Substack: foreverwars.substack.com/people/2576701-spencer-ackerman Support The Dig at Patreon.com/TheDig and (starting next week) get our weekly newsletter

Know Your Enemy
Twenty Years of Terror (w/ Spencer Ackerman)

Know Your Enemy

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2021 98:48


It's impossible to comprehend the state of conservative politics — or American politics in general — without looking closely at the wars we've been waging for the past two decades. The story we've been telling about American conservatism has been incomplete without a deep-dive on the so-called Global War on Terror. Luckily, Spencer Ackerman has written the perfect book to occasion such a dialogue. In Reign of Terror: How the 9/11 Era Destabilized America and Produced Trump, Ackerman provides a richly detailed (and acutely frustrating) account of the perversions of justice, liberalism, humanity, and the constitution wrought by the forever wars. Our discussion with Ackerman goes from the Oklahoma City Bombing to the cancellation of Susan Sontag to the battles among neocons and paleocons to define the post-9/11 era. We also touch on the CIA's torture program, nation-building in Afghanistan, and the hypocrisies of the Trump-era Resistance. In typical KYE fashion, it's a complex and wide-ranging conversation you won't find elsewhere. Further Reading:Susan Sontag et al. "Tuesday, and After: New Yorker writers respond to 9/11." The New Yorker, Sept 16, 2001.Bernard Lewis, "The Revolt of Islam," The New Yorker, Nov 11, 2001.Jake Tapper, "Pat Buchanan: America First," Salon, Dec 4, 2001.Spencer Ackerman, "The CIA's Outsourced Torture Is Lost To History," Forever Wars, Aug 6, 2021.Sam Adler-Bell, "How the War on Terror Fuels Trump," Jacobin, Aug 13, 2016....and don't forget to subscribe on Patreon to hear all of our bonus episodes!

The Dig
War on Terror w/ Spencer Ackerman Part 2

The Dig

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2021


Episode two of The Dig's War on Terror trilogy with Spencer Ackerman: Obama, ISIS, and the Sustainable War. Subscribe to Spencer's Substack: foreverwars.substack.com/people/2576701-spencer-ackerman Support The Dig at Patreon.com/TheDig and (starting next week) get our weekly newsletter

Jacobin Radio
Dig: War on Terror w/ Spencer Ackerman Part 2

Jacobin Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2021 84:26


Episode two of The Dig's War on Terror trilogy with Spencer Ackerman: Obama, ISIS, and the Sustainable War.Subscribe to Spencer's Substack: foreverwars.substack.com/people/2576701-spencer-ackermanSupport The Dig at Patreon.com/TheDig and (starting next week) get our weekly newsletter

Vital Interests Podcast
Spencer Ackerman on the Perpetual Shadow of 9/11

Vital Interests Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2021 44:21


In his new book, Reign of Terror: How the 9/11 Era Destabilized America and Produced Trump, journalist Spencer Ackerman traces America's response to 9/11 to the violence, vitriol and instability the country faces today, part of Vital Interests Podcast Season three, “9/11 – Twenty Years Later.”

The Ezra Klein Show
The road from 9/11 to Donald Trump

The Ezra Klein Show

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2021 68:02


Sean Illing talks with national security reporter Spencer Ackerman, author of the new book Reign of Terror. They discuss the staggering changes to our country in the 20 years since 9/11; the flaws, misdeeds, and injustices of the “war on terror” and the regimes that have executed it; and how America was led by the worst act of domestic terror on its own soil down a vicious, bellicose, and anti-democratic path to an authoritarian president like Trump. Host: Sean Illing (@seanilling), Interviews Writer, Vox Guest: Spencer Ackerman (@attackerman), national security reporter, author References:  Reign of Terror: How the 9/11 Era Destabilized America and Produced Trump by Spencer Ackerman (Viking; 2021) "The Fight Over the 'Ground Zero Mosque' Was a Grim Preview of the Trump Era" by Tim Murphy (Mother Jones; Sept. 9) "Trump Ramped Up Drone Strikes in America's Shadow Wars" by Spencer Ackerman (The Daily Beast; Nov. 26, 2018) "The Lessons of Anwar al-Awlaki" by Tim Shane (New York Times Magazine; Aug. 27, 2015) Power Wars: The Relentless Rise of Presidential Authority and Secrecy by Charlie Savage (Hachette; 2015) Enjoyed this episode? Rate Vox Conversations ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ and leave a review on Apple Podcasts. Subscribe for free. Be the first to hear the next episode of Vox Conversations by subscribing in your favorite podcast app. Support Vox Conversations by making a financial contribution to Vox! bit.ly/givepodcasts This episode was made by:  Producer: Erikk Geannikis Editor: Amy Drozdowska Deputy Editorial Director, Vox Talk: Amber Hall VP, Vox Audio: Liz Kelly Nelson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

What A Day
America's Forever Wars With Spencer Ackerman

What A Day

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2021 24:37


This past weekend marked the 20th anniversary of 9/11, and beyond the typical yearly commemoration, the FBI released a newly declassified document detailing contacts that two hijackers had with Saudi associates in the U.S. Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, Spencer Ackerman, joins us to discuss the history of 9/11, the war on terror, and the latest developments in Afghanistan. And in headlines: Iran reached an agreement with the UN's nuclear watchdog, people who are not fully vaccinated are eleven times more likely to die of COVID-19 than those who are fully vaccinated, and Democratic lawmakers still can't agree on a price tag for their spending plan. Show Notes: NYT: “In U.S. Drone Strike, Evidence Suggests No ISIS Bomb” – https://nyti.ms/3E97iK1 Forever Wars Substack – https://foreverwars.substack.com/ For a transcript of this episode, please visit crooked.com/whataday Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Le Nouvel Esprit Public
L'énigme Marseille / Après le 11 septembre / n°210 / 12 septembre 2021

Le Nouvel Esprit Public

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 12, 2021 57:32


Avec cette semaine :David Djaïz, essayiste et enseignant à Sciences Po.Béatrice Giblin, directrice de la revue Hérodote et fondatrice de l'Institut Français de Géopolitique.Nicole Gnesotto, titulaire de la chaire « Union Européenne » au CNAM.Marc-Olivier Padis, directeur des études de la fondation Terra Nova.L'ÉNIGME MARSEILLEDu 1er au 3 septembre, Emmanuel Macron était à Marseille, deuxième ville du pays avec ses 875 000 habitants, où il a annoncé son plan « Marseille en grand » : 1,5 milliard de financements nouveaux principalement pour les transports, la culture, la sécurité, les écoles. Voilà des décennies que cette cité se délite. Quartiers abandonnés aux trafiquants, pression migratoire continue, intégration délaissée, violences banalisées, dette abyssale (1,5 milliards d'euros), écoles déclassées, obsession victimaire, boulevards congestionnés... ​Dans son livre « Marseille, ville du monde » Nicolas Maisetti, docteur en science politique rappelle qu'« historiquement depuis Defferre, il y a un découplage politique des quartiers Nord par rapport à la ville centre : sauf sous Vigouroux, ces quartiers ont toujours été d'une couleur politique qui n'était pas celle de la mairie centrale. C'est ce qui explique leur mise à l'écart en termes de transports et plus généralement de services publics. Pour Defferre, c'était des nids de communistes, du temps de Gaudin, ce n'était pas sa clientèle électorale, et c'est un peu la même chose pour le Printemps marseillais. » La faute à un « Etat trop distant, qui revient de temps en temps en force ». En 2016, la métropole Aix-Marseille-Provence avait été créée pour donner de l'élan au territoire. François Hollande, qui avait déjà lancé en 2012 un plan de sauvetage de la ville de 2 milliards d'euros, misait alors sur cette nouvelle structure à fiscalité unique pour exercer des compétences stratégiques dans les domaines de l'aménagement, du développement économique, des transports ou des logements. Cinq ans plus tard, personne ne semble en mesure d'en percevoir la plus-value.Le politologue Patrick Le Lidec, chercheur en sciences politiques au CNRS explique que pour se protéger des villes ouvrières communistes, Gaston Defferre, a pratiqué l'isolationnisme de 1953 à 1986. Progressivement cette ville d'accueil des populations pauvres - notamment après la décolonisation -, privée d'activité économique et de recettes fiscales, est devenue le parent pauvre du département. Aux dernières élections municipales, après vingt-cinq ans de règne de Jean-Claude Gaudin (LR), Marseille a basculé à gauche, avec la victoire de l'écologiste Michèle Rubirola à laquelle a rapidement succédé Benoît Payan (PS). La ville possède toutefois des atouts. Malgré la drogue et les règlements de comptes, Marseille a attiré cet été 3 millions de visiteurs sur son littoral et dans ses calanques. Elle séduit de nouveaux habitants, ce qui entraîne la flambée des prix de l'immobilier. Entre 2015 et 2019, selon l'Insee, la ville a accueilli chaque année, en moyenne, 10 500 jeunes âgés de 20 à 34 ans extérieurs au territoire de la métropole. On y observe des phénomènes de gentrification, alors que le taux de chômage n'y est qu'à 9,9 %, contre 8% sur l'ensemble du territoire. Réalités qui coexistent avec les effondrements de la rue d'Aubagne, l'affaire Guérini, les grèves des poubelles et les règlements de comptes.***APRÈS LE 11 SEPTEMBRELa chute de Kaboul, le 15 août dernier, a mis fin à la « guerre contre la terreur » lancée par les Etats-Unis au lendemain des attentats du 11 Septembre qui firent près de 3 000 morts. Les troupes américaines qui occupèrent alors l'Afghanistan, y sont restées jusqu'à maintenant, malgré l'exécution d'Oussama ben Laden, le 2 mai 2011 au Pakistan. Bilan, vingt ans après : le département américain de la défense a dépensé 837 Mds$ pour la conduite de la guerre, au cours de laquelle 2 443 soldats américains et 1 144 militaires de la coalition internationale ont été tués. L'armée afghane a perdu 66 000 hommes. Les Etats-Unis ont déboursé 145 Mds$ pour la « reconstruction » de l'Afghanistan, dont la plus grande partie a servi à former et équiper les forces de sécurité afghanes. Une guerre dupliquée en 2003 en Irak, qui a coûté la mort de 4 500 soldats américains supplémentaires, avec un coût estimé à plus de 2 000 Mds$ selon le groupe Cost of Wars, du Watson Institute. L'image des États-Unis, déjà ternie par les méthodes antiterroristes employées à Guantanamo à Cuba, dans la prison d'Abou Ghraib en Irak, ou dans les centres de détention secrets de la CIA a été sévèrement atteinte par un départ de Kaboul en forme de déroute. « La chute de Kaboul affaiblira considérablement la main de l'Amérique dans le monde prédit Renaud Girard dans Le Figaro. Les Iraniens, les Turcs, les Russes et les Chinois la verront comme un géant aux pieds d'argile, incapable de constance stratégique. » Traumatisée par les attentats du 11 septembre 2001, l'Amérique a vécu pendant des années dans l'angoisse du terrorisme djihadiste sur son sol. Cette obsession nationale s'est estompée au fil des ans.A la suite du 11 septembre, les alliés occidentaux de l'Amérique se sont engagés à leurs côtés dans les deux plus longues guerres de l'histoire des États-Unis. Désormais, après leur échec, il est exclu de croire qu'on peut « exporter » la démocratie et qu'on peut « construire » des nations. A Kaboul, les talibans parlent de l'application de la charia au sens le plus littéral du terme. Une évolution qui inquiète les grands voisins de l'Afghanistan. L'Inde bien sûr, qui se demande si un tel discours ne peut constituer un encouragement pour les plus fondamentalistes des musulmans indiens, mais aussi le Pakistan pour les mêmes raisons.« De toutes les innombrables séquelles du terrorisme, la plus importante et celle qui est la moins prise en compte estime le journaliste américain Spencer Ackerman, c'est ce que la lutte contre le terrorisme a coûté à notre démocratie ». 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Best of the Left - Progressive Politics and Culture, Curated by a Human
#1441 There is Nothing New About Right-Wing Extremist Violence

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

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 11, 2021 68:54


Air Date 9/11/2021 Today we dig through the archives to give deeper context to the current wave of right-wing extremists threatening violence against the government, our election system, mask and vaccine COVID measures and anyone not agreeing with their conspiratorial worldview. Be part of the show! Leave us a message at 202-999-3991 or email Jay@BestOfTheLeft.com  Transcript BestOfTheLeft.com/Support (Get AD FREE Shows & Bonus Content) BestOfTheLeft.com/Refer Sign up, share widely, get rewards. It's that easy! OUR AFFILIATE LINKS: BestOfTheLeft.com/Descript CHECK OUT OUR FANCY PRODUCTION SOFTWARE! BestOfTheLeft.com/Advertise Sponsor the show! SHOW NOTES Ch. 1: Killing By Numbers: The history of April 19th and 20th - On The Media - Air Date 8-24-10 From Hitler's birth to the killings at Waco, Columbine and Oklahoma City, each event echoes or evokes the anniversary of the last. Ch. 2: Gun marches - The Rachel Maddow Show - Air Date 4-24-10 Reporting from 2010 on the anti-government, armed rallies in and around Washington, DC Ch. 3: The Michigan Kidnapping Plot And Whats Fueling Right Wing Extremism - Consider This - Air Date 10-9-20 The FBI announced Thursday that it had thwarted a plan by far-right militia members to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, and charged six men in relation to the plot. The plot began as talk on social media sites. Ch. 4: Proud Boys & Far-Right Groups Tied to Jan. 6 Attack Reporters & Others at Anti-Mask, Anti-Vax Rally - Democracy Now! - Air Date 8-23-21 As COVID-19 cases surge in the United States, anti-mask and anti-vaccine protests are continuing nationwide, with some turning violent. In a shocking story out of California, at least one person was stabbed and two journalists were attacked. Ch. 5: MAGA Republican Threatens Bloodshed If Elections Stay Rigged - The David Pakman Show - Air Date 9-1-21 Radical Republican Congressman Madison Cawthorn threatens "bloodshed" if elections remain "rigged" Ch. 6: As GOP stays at war against elections, elections officials suffer threats, harassment - Rachel Maddow Show - Air Date 9-8-21 A rundown of recent right-wing would-be Capitol Bombers. Ch. 7: Spencer Ackerman on How the U.S. War on Terror Fueled and Excused Right-Wing Extremism at Home - Democracy Now! - Air Date 9-6-21 In an extended conversation with Spencer Ackerman, the Pulitzer Prize-winning national security reporter, he examines the connection he sees between the rise of right-wing extremism in the United States and the so-called war on terror. MEMBERS-ONLY BONUS CLIP(S) Ch. 8: How The FBI Got Inside The Hutaree Militia - All Things Considered - Air Date 4-24-10 Ch. 9: The Truth Behind The Alleged Michigan Kidnapping Case - All In with Chris Hayes - Air Date 7-22-21 According to the FBI, a group of men in Michigan hatched a plan to kidnap Gov. Gretchen Whitmer last year. But a Buzzfeed News investigative report has revealed new details—particularly the role that FBI informants played in it. VOICEMAILS Ch. 10: The downsides of term limits - Jonathan from NY Ch. 11: Term Limits, congressional pay and corruption - Nick from California FINAL COMMENTS Ch. 12: Final comments on term limits and congressional pay MUSIC (Blue Dot Sessions): Opening Theme: Loving Acoustic Instrumental by John Douglas Orr  Voicemail Music: Low Key Lost Feeling Electro by Alex Stinnent Activism Music: This Fickle World by Theo Bard (https://theobard.bandcamp.com/track/this-fickle-world) Closing Music: Upbeat Laid Back Indie Rock by Alex Stinnent SHOW IMAGE: Description: The U.S. Capitol building dome is outlined by a wooden gallows and a noose, which was erected on January 6th on the lawn of the Capitol by right-wing insurrectionists on January 6th, 2021. Credit: "Gallows V" by Tyler Merbler, Flickr | License | Changes: Slightly cropped   Produced by Jay! Tomlinson Visit us at BestOfTheLeft.com

Here & Now
Remembering The Mission To Intercept Flight 93 On 9/11; The Post-9/11 'Forever War'

Here & Now

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2021 41:22


After the attacks on the World Trade towers and the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001, Lt. Gen. Marc Sasseville and his colleagues at the National Guard learned of a fourth hijacked plane — Flight 93 — still in progress. That's when they sprung into action. Sasseville joins us. And, we speak with investigative journalist Spencer Ackerman about his new book, "Reign of Terror: How the 9/11 Era Destabilized America and Produced Trump."

The Dig
War on Terror w/ Spencer Ackerman Part 1

The Dig

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2021 138:49


Episode one of The Dig's three-part War on Terror series the with Spencer Ackerman: 9/11, bipartisan war fever, and George W. Bush. Subscribe to Spencer's Substack: foreverwars.substack.com/people/2576701-spencer-ackerman Support The Dig at Patreon.com/TheDig and (very soon) get our weekly newsletter

Jacobin Radio
Dig: War on Terror w/ Spencer Ackerman Part 1

Jacobin Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2021 138:49


Episode one of The Dig's three-part War on Terror series the with Spencer Ackerman: 9/11, bipartisan war fever, and George W. Bush.Subscribe to Spencer's Substack: foreverwars.substack.com/people/2576701-spencer-ackermanSupport The Dig at Patreon.com/TheDig and (very soon) get our weekly newsletter

Detroit Today with Stephen Henderson
Remembering 9/11 20 Years Later

Detroit Today with Stephen Henderson

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2021 52:04


In this hour Stephen Henderson speaks with Pulitzer Prize winning photojournalist David Turnley and Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Spencer Ackerman about the events that took place on Sept. 11, 2001 and the aftermath which resulted in decades of turmoil in the US and abroad.

Ring of Fire Radio with Sam Seder and Mike Papantonio
Episode 607: 9/11 20 Years Later; Biden Administrations Cozy Relationship with Egyptian President

Ring of Fire Radio with Sam Seder and Mike Papantonio

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2021 62:26


This week on Ring of Fire; Joel Beinin, Professor of Middle East history at Stanford University, joins us to discuss the Biden Administrations posture towards Egyptian President, al-Sisis, despite his countless human rights violations and what it means for the U.S.'s broader Middle East policy. And, Heather Digby Parton will help us break down all the top news items of the week. Bonus content you are missing this week; Sam interviews Spencer Ackerman about his book, “Reign of Terror: How the 9/11 Era Destabilized America and Produced Trump.” Become a Member at www.rofpodcast.com

WhoWhatWhy's Podcasts
The Direct Line From 9/11 to January 6th

WhoWhatWhy's Podcasts

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2021 23:44


Award-winning journalist Spencer Ackerman examines how 9/11 opened the door to America's worst historical impulses and led directly to Donald Trump and January 6th. Read More: https://whowhatwhy.org/podcast/the-direct-line-from-9-11-to-january-6th

The Edge with Mark Thompson
REIGN OF TERROR..HOW THE 9/11 ERA DESTABILIZED AMERICA AND PRODUCED TRUMP...with Pulitzer Prize Winner, Spencer Ackerman

The Edge with Mark Thompson

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2021 35:05


In his new book, REIGN OF TERROR HOW THE 9/11 ERA DESTABILIZED AMERICA AND PRODUCED TRUMP. the Pulitzer prize winning investigative journalist, Spencer Ackerman, lays bare the realities of a 20 year war in Afghanistan, the war in Iraq, and the rise of the surveillance state.  Spencer links to the post 9-11 era the increasing realities around white supremacy, domestic terrorism and, ultimately, Donald Trump. Spencer talks to Mark for the entire episode. You can purchase Spencer's book here: REIGN OF TERROR Reach our show at edgewithmarkthompson@gmail.com

The Edge with Mark Thompson
REIGN OF TERROR..HOW THE 9/11 ERA DESTABILIZED AMERICA AND PRODUCED TRUMP...with Pulitzer Prize Winner, Spencer Ackerman

The Edge with Mark Thompson

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2021 35:05


In his new book, REIGN OF TERROR HOW THE 9/11 ERA DESTABILIZED AMERICA AND PRODUCED TRUMP. the Pulitzer prize winning investigative journalist, Spencer Ackerman, lays bare the realities of a 20 year war in Afghanistan, the war in Iraq, and the rise of the surveillance state.  Spencer links to the post 9-11 era the increasing realities around white supremacy, domestic terrorism and, ultimately, Donald Trump. Spencer talks to Mark for the entire episode. You can purchase Spencer's book here: REIGN OF TERROR Reach our show at edgewithmarkthompson@gmail.com

The Reason Interview With Nick Gillespie
Spencer Ackerman: How 9/11 Destabilized America and Produced Trump

The Reason Interview With Nick Gillespie

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2021 70:04


The Reign of Terror author on fighting surveillance and interventionism done in the name of stopping jihad.

Democracy in Danger
S3 E1 – Afghanistan, Part I: Red Pill

Democracy in Danger

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2021 38:27


The forever war claimed 243,000 lives and cost $2.3 billion over two decades, before coming to a chaotic end with the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan last month. But what about the costs you can't tally? In this first of a series on lessons learned from America's longest conflict, Will and Siva speak with Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist Spencer Ackerman about the fallout on the home front. Ackerman says the war on terror — and the lies it was built on — utterly disfigured our political culture.

Fever Dreams
General (Air)Strike!, Feat. Spencer Ackerman

Fever Dreams

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2021 56:29


Over $8 trillion spent, and almost a million dead bodies. The U.S.-led war on terror absolutely devastating over the last two decades. The wars also led to Donald Trump's rise to power, irreparably degraded our culture, and made our far-right conspiracy theorists somehow even dumber. On this episode of FEVER DREAMS, hosts Will Sommer and Asawin Suebsaeng bring on national-security reporter and ‘REIGN OF TERROR' author Spencer Ackerman to break down how, thanks to the War on Terror, “[what's] QAnon today,” is likely “going to be the Republican Party on Capitol Hill in however many years.” See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

CEREBRO
Episode 050: Charles Xavier (feat. Spencer Ackerman)

CEREBRO

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2021 223:50


In Episode 50 of CEREBRO, the SEASON 1 FINALE, Connor and returning guest Spencer Ackerman survey the schemes of Charles Xavier, the persuasive Professor X! Created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, the X-Men's wise teacher and mentor slowly became a much darker and more foreboding character, a father figure gone wrong. The CEREBRO character file on Professor X begins at 50:12. (Content Advisory: Charles's story includes ableism, child abuse, stillbirth, genocide including the Holocaust, brainwashing, and an inappropriate romantic relationship between a doctor and a patient.)

This Is the Author
S6 E64: Spencer Ackerman, Carla Power, and Jonathan Knee

This Is the Author

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2021 12:16


S6 E64: In this episode, meet national security reporter Spencer Ackerman, journalist Carla Power, and investment banker and professor Jonathan Knee. Go behind the mic to hear what is was like for these seasoned writers to record their latest books on audio: Spencer Ackerman on what engaging in endless war has done to America, Carla Power on the controversial field of deradicalization, and Jonathan Knee on what really makes the biggest tech companies tick. Plus, find out who described recording their audiobook as “a fun marathon.” Reign of Terror by Spencer Ackerman: https://www.penguinrandomhouseaudio.com/book/622555/reign-of-terror/ Home, Land, Security by Carla Power: https://www.penguinrandomhouseaudio.com/book/567533/home-land-security/ The Platform Delusion by Jonathan A. Knee: https://www.penguinrandomhouseaudio.com/book/627388/the-platform-delusion/

Democracy Now! Video
Democracy Now! 2021-09-06 Monday

Democracy Now! Video

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2021 59:00


Afghan reporter Bilal Sarwary describes fleeing Kabul as the Taliban took control of the country; National Security reporter Spencer Ackerman on Afghanistan and how the war on terror emboldened right-wing extremists in the U.S.

Democracy Now! Audio
Democracy Now! 2021-09-06 Monday

Democracy Now! Audio

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2021 59:00


Afghan reporter Bilal Sarwary describes fleeing Kabul as the Taliban took control of the country; National Security reporter Spencer Ackerman on Afghanistan and how the war on terror emboldened right-wing extremists in the U.S.

Graphic Policy Radio
The Suicide Squad w/ Journalists Spencer Ackerman & Arturo Garcia

Graphic Policy Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 4, 2021 86:00


If Corto Maltese is Cuba is Starro is the Embargo? Or is it Nicaragua and Project Starfish is the CIA drug smuggling? Join journalists / DC comics nerds Spencer Ackerman (Reign of Terror: How the 9/11 Era Destabilized America and Produced Trump) and Arturo Garcia (TruthOrFiction) as we talk about James Gunn's new uber violent political satire movie based on some of my favorite comics. Buy Spencer's book Reign of Terror  and follow him at https://twitter.com/attackerman Keep up with Arturo's reporting and upcoming radio network via https://twitter.com/aboynamedart  and me at https://twitter.com/Elana_Brooklyn

Useful Idiots with Matt Taibbi and Katie Halper
How Obama's War on Terror Led to Trump

Useful Idiots with Matt Taibbi and Katie Halper

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 3, 2021 70:11


Subscribe for the full interview at http://usefulidiots.substack.com “That was what the unity after 9/11 really concealed: who it was aimed against.” Next week marks the 20th anniversary of the September 11th attacks. And as usual, Obama's apology-free drone strikes, the domestic racism, the enhanced government surveillance, and curtailed civil liberties will be downplayed, if not completely ignored. “The longer this war on terror circumstance goes on,” says Spencer Ackerman, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author of the new book Reign of Terror, “the more and more it's going to be indistinguishable from domestic American politics. And the more the tools of the war on terror are going to be used against Americans.” Will the corporate media outlets discuss liberal complacency and hawkishness in their 20-year-anniversary-paloozas? Will they discuss the fear felt by Americans who were racially profiled not just by other citizens, but by the FBI? Ackerman, whose book lays out how Trump capitalized on the disguised racism in the violent policies of the Obama and Bush admins, worries they won't. So listen here for the darker side of American unity, and read Spencer's Substack Forever Wars here. Plus, Texas Republicans try to strip our rights away with their restrictive abortion and voting laws, and new Useful Idiots hero Charles Jaco mocks right-wing teabaggers. It's all this, and more, on this week's episode of Useful Idiots. Check it out now. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

The PEN Pod
Renewing New Orleans Through Literature with Maurice Carlos Ruffin; Plus, the War on Terror with Spencer Ackerman

The PEN Pod

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 3, 2021 38:07


On this week's extended edition of The PEN Pod, we get the latest on Hurricane Ida and its impact on the New Orleans literary community from author Maurice Carlos Ruffin. Then, Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Spencer Ackerman discusses his new book, Reign of Terror: How the 9/11 Era Destabilized America and Produced Trump, and get his insights on the conclusion of the war in Afghanistan. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/penamerica/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/penamerica/support

Dispatch from the Zombie Apocalypse

In this episode Jason discusses the 20 years of the war on terror as we approach the 20th anniversary of 9/11. Here's a link to the Spencer Ackerman interview on the Weeds. Here's a link to the DZA website.

The Lawfare Podcast
‘Reign of Terror' with Spencer Ackerman

The Lawfare Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2021 71:56


Jack Goldsmith sat down with national security reporter Spencer Ackerman, the author of the new book, “Reign of Terror: How the 9/11 Era Destabilized America and Produced Trump.” The two discussed the book and the consequences of twenty years of the War on Terror. With the recent developments in Afghanistan, the conversation touches on the complicated history of the United States and the Middle East, a conflict that has now spanned four presidencies, Ackerman argues that America's response to 9/11 paved the way for the rise of political figures like Donald Trump.Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/lawfare. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Why Is This Happening? with Chris Hayes
The War on Terror with Spencer Ackerman

Why Is This Happening? with Chris Hayes

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2021 52:45


Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Spencer Ackerman joins to discuss catalysts for the War on Terror, inflection points, recent developments in Kabul, and the role of U.S. hegemony in continued global combat. Ackerman also talks about his new book, “Reign of Terror: How the 9/11 Era Destabilized America and Produced Trump,” which tells the story of how the weaponized bigotry that fueled the war on terror after 9/11 created the conditions for Trumpism and increased threats to American democracy.

Best of the Left - Progressive Politics and Culture, Curated by a Human
#1437 Afghanistan: The Long Road to Now (Remix)

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

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2021 74:19


Air Date 8/25/2021 Today we take a look at the history of the war in Afghanistan. First of all, do you think that it's been going on for 20 years? Think again, it's been a lot longer than that. From British Empire Building to Cold War gamesmanship, Afghanistan has been a center of conflict since long before American citizens bothered to take notice. Be part of the show! Leave us a message at 202-999-3991 or email Jay@BestOfTheLeft.com  Transcript BestOfTheLeft.com/Support (Get AD FREE Shows & Bonus Content) BestOfTheLeft.com/Refer Sign up, share widely, get rewards. It's that easy! OUR AFFILIATE LINKS: BestOfTheLeft.com/Descript CHECK OUT OUR FANCY PRODUCTION SOFTWARE! BestOfTheLeft.com/Advertise Sponsor the show! SHOW NOTES Ch. 1: Afghans Try to Flee U.S.-Caused Crisis - The Intercept - Air Date 8-18-21 The Taliban have taken over Afghanistan, forcing the U.S.-backed Afghan government out. The Intercept Vanessa Gezari, who also reported from Afghanistan for years after the U.S. war began, breaks down the historical trajectory that led to this moment. Ch. 2: Matthew Hoh on Afghanistan Withdrawal - CounterSpin - Air Date 8-20-21 We'll prepare ourselves with insights on Afghanistan from Phyllis Bennis, director of the New Internationalism Project at the Institute for Policy Studies, and from Matthew Hoh, senior fellow with the Center for International Policy. Ch. 3: The Afghan Pentagon Papers & An Illicit History Of The War - The Michael Brooks Show - Air Date 12-14-19 Michael Brooks breaks down the history of the modern military establishment. Ch. 4: War presidents - Rachel Maddow Show Ch. 5: The Afghanistan Papers Docs Show How Bush, Obama, Trump Lied About Brutality & Corruption of War - Democracy Now! - Air Date 8-19-21 We speak with Washington Post investigative reporter Craig Whitlock, author of the new book “The Afghanistan Papers: A Secret History of the War,” which reveals how multiple U.S. presidents deceived the public about progress in the war. Ch. 6: The Pentagon Papers Of Our Time with Craig Whitlock - On the Media - Air Date 12-20-19 Bob Garfield talks with Craig Whitlock about the Afghanistan Papers and the comparison to the Pentagon Papers. Ch. 7: Spencer Ackerman Todays Crisis in Kabul Is Direct Result of Decades of U.S. War & Destabilization - Democracy Now! - Air Date 8-20-21 As thousands of Afghans try to flee Afghanistan after the Taliban seized control, we look at the roots of the longest U.S. war in history and spend the hour with Pulitzer Prize-winning national security reporter Spencer Ackerman. MEMBERS-ONLY BONUS CLIP(S) Ch. 8: 30,000 speech - The Daily Show President Obama channels George W. Bush in his speech announcing the deployment of an additional 30,000 troops to Afghanistan. Ch. 9: The Afghanistan Papers with Steven Miles - News Beat with Rashed Mian and Christopher Twarowski - Air Date 12-23-19 We speak with Washington Post investigative reporter Craig Whitlock, author of the new book “The Afghanistan Papers: A Secret History of the War,” which reveals how multiple U.S. presidents deceived the public about progress in the war. VOICEMAILS Ch. 10: No bipartisanship for now - Rich from Oregon FINAL COMMENTS Ch. 11: Final comments on questioning a theory of change before supporting an idea MUSIC (Blue Dot Sessions): Opening Theme: Loving Acoustic Instrumental by John Douglas Orr  Voicemail Music: Low Key Lost Feeling Electro by Alex Stinnent Activism Music: This Fickle World by Theo Bard (https://theobard.bandcamp.com/track/this-fickle-world) Closing Music: Upbeat Laid Back Indie Rock by Alex Stinnent   Produced by Jay! Tomlinson Visit us at BestOfTheLeft.com Listen Anywhere! BestOfTheLeft.com/Listen Listen Anywhere! Follow at Twitter.com/BestOfTheLeft Like at Facebook.com/BestOfTheLeft Contact me directly at Jay@BestOfTheLeft.com

All In with Chris Hayes
GOP leaders undermine public health at home but fearmonger over ‘foreign threats'

All In with Chris Hayes

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2021 44:46


Tonight: As the pandemic spikes in states like South Dakota and Florida, the cruel irony of Republican leaders fear mongering over foreigners as coronavirus runs wild. Plus, Spencer Ackerman on Joe Biden actually ending America's forever war. Then, why today's big day for the Biden agenda in congress could be key for Democrats to hold power. And why this version of the California recall could be even worse than the last.Guests: Lucia Baez-Geller, Dr. Leslie Diaz, Spencer Ackerman, Sahil Kapur, Donna Edwards, David Plouffe

Faith Improvised
Paul Unites the Romans in Cosmic Enslavement

Faith Improvised

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2021 93:19


I recommend Spencer Ackerman's new book, Reign of Terror: How the 9/11 Era Destabilized America and Produced Trump, and I talk about the conclusion to Paul's opening argument in Romans 3:1-20.

The BradCast w/ Brad Friedman
'BradCast' 8/20/2021: (Nicole Sandler with Spencer Ackerman)

The BradCast w/ Brad Friedman

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 21, 2021 58:00


Independent investigative journalism, broadcasting, troublemaking and muckraking with Brad Friedman of BradBlog.com

Democracy Now! Audio
Democracy Now! 2021-08-20 Friday

Democracy Now! Audio

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 20, 2021 59:00


As thousands of Afghans try to flee the Taliban, we spend the hour with national security reporter Spencer Ackerman, author of the new book "Reign of Terror: How the 9/11 Era Destabilized America and Produced Trump." Get Democracy Now! delivered right to your inbox. Sign up for the Daily Digest: democracynow.org/subscribe

Democracy Now! Video
Democracy Now! 2021-08-20 Friday

Democracy Now! Video

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 20, 2021 59:00


As thousands of Afghans try to flee the Taliban, we spend the hour with national security reporter Spencer Ackerman, author of the new book "Reign of Terror: How the 9/11 Era Destabilized America and Produced Trump." Get Democracy Now! delivered right to your inbox. Sign up for the Daily Digest: democracynow.org/subscribe

The Majority Report with Sam Seder
2655 - The Endless Consequences of Borderless, Forever Wars w/ Spencer Ackerman

The Majority Report with Sam Seder

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 18, 2021 67:01


Sam and Emma host Spencer Ackerman, author of the Forever Wars newsletter on Substack, to discuss his recent book Reign Of Terror: How The 9/11 Era Destabilized America And Produced Trump. Sam, Emma, and Spencer jump off of a Charlie Kirk nativist clip to dive into the start of the war on terror as the rebirth of white replacement theory, starting with domestic attacks on Muslim Americans post-9/11 and giving way to Trump. They look into how the war on terror turned the enemies into those escaping the conditions we created, diving particularly into the parallels between the anti-sharia law policy passed in thirty different states and the current debates on Critical Race Theory in kindergarten, helping to create this apparatus of suspicion treating immigration as the vector of a national security threat. Next, Ackerman walks through the mutation of the political tool of the war on terror through the Bush years, bringing in a torture regime and normalizing violent nativism in policy, and ultimately being reaffirmed and reinforced by Obama's attempts at “humanizing” it through drone strikes, before working through how Trump was able to capitalize on the tool. They wrap up the interview by looking into the importance of public pressure on the security apparatus, pushing Biden to end the license for US presidents to use this tool. Sam and Emma also cover general updates on the situation in Kabul as the US evacuates Afghanistan, and the state of the Delta variant as Texas Gov. Abbott has a breakthrough case get through three vaccinations. And in the Fun Half: Twigs from New Mexico calls in to discuss the importance of MR and TMBS in converting him from libertarianism, Josh from Chicago ponders where US imperialism will go next, and the WH press corps takes on the true populist stance of maintaining our military presence in Tajikistan. The MR crew spectates the continuing Fox & Frenemies beef between Kilmeade and Doocy as one worries about his career and the other about his livelihood, and Ryan from NH discusses why the left should stand stronger behind the withdrawal, plus, your calls and IMs! Become a member at JoinTheMajorityReport.com Subscribe to the AMQuickie newsletter here. Join the Majority Report Discord! http://majoritydiscord.com/ Get all your MR merch at our store https://shop.majorityreportradio.com/ (Merch issues and concerns can be addressed here: majorityreportstore@mirrorimage.com) You can now watch the livestream on Twitch Check out today's sponsors: Tushy: Hello Tushy cleans your butt with a precise stream of fresh water for just $79. It attaches to your existing toilet – requires NO electricity or additional plumbing – and cuts toilet paper use by 80% – so the Hello Tushy bidet pays for itself in a few months. Go to hellotushy.com/majority to get 10% off today! ZocDoc: With Zocdoc, you can search for local doctors who take your insurance, read verified patient reviews and book an appointment, in-person or video chat. Never wait on hold with a receptionist again. Whether you need a primary care physician, dentist, dermatologist, psychiatrist, eye doctor, or other specialist, Zocdoc has you covered. Go to Zocdoc.com/MAJORITY and download the ZocDoc app to sign-up for FREE and book a top-rated doctor. Support the St. Vincent Nurses today as they continue to strike for a fair contract! https://action.massnurses.org/we-stand-with-st-vincents-nurses/ Subscribe to Discourse Blog, a newsletter and website for progressive essays and related fun partly run by AM Quickie writer Jack Crosbie. https://discourseblog.com/ Subscribe to AM Quickie writer Corey Pein's podcast News from Nowhere, at https://www.patreon.com/newsfromnowhere Check out The Letterhack's upcoming Kickstarter project for his new graphic novel! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/milagrocomic/milagro-heroe-de-las-calles Check out Matt Binder's YouTube channel! Check out The Nomiki Show live at 3 pm ET on YouTube at patreon.com/thenomikishow Check out Matt's podcast, Literary Hangover, at Patreon.com/LiteraryHangover, or on iTunes. Check out Jamie's podcast, The Antifada, at patreon.com/theantifada, on iTunes, or at twitch.tv/theantifada (streaming every Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 7pm ET!) Follow the Majority Report crew on Twitter: @SamSeder @EmmaVigeland @MattBinder @MattLech @BF1nn @BradKAlsop Help Aamon Hawk Buy A Super Computer! Check out Timbah.On.Toast's "Tim Pool: Chaotic News Analyst" Check out ReichWingWatch's "The Jimmy Dore Deception".

The Bob Cesca Show
Spencer Ackerman

The Bob Cesca Show

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 18, 2021 37:28


You might know Spencer from his reporting for The Daily Beast, WIRED, The Guardian, and The New Republic. He's also the author of a brand new book called Reign Of Terror: How The 9/11 Era Destabilized America And Produced Trump. The book takes a hard and often harrowing look at how 9/11 led us on an inevtitable path to Afghanistan, Iraq, the exploitation of fear, and the war on terror itself. We're also going to talk about the American withdrawal from Afghanistan and whether the chaos was inevitable. Meantime, if you dig this show, make sure to sign up for our bonus content and bobcescashow.com. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Channel 33
The Fall of Afghanistan With ‘Reign of Terror' Author Spencer Ackerman

Channel 33

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 17, 2021 39:26


Bryan Curtis is joined by author and journalist Spencer Ackerman to break down his new book ‘Reign of Terror' and to discuss recent news and events involving the United States leaving Afghanistan. They cover the 20-year “War on Terror,” weigh in on the decision Biden and his administration made to pull out of Afghanistan, and talk through the United States' approach to foreign policy since 9/11. Host: Bryan Curtis Guest: Spencer Ackerman Associate Producer: Erika Cervantes Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

All In with Chris Hayes
Trump not back in office Aug. 13 despite QAnon, MyPillow ‘predictions'

All In with Chris Hayes

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 14, 2021 44:05


Tonight: The great “Reinstatement Day has come and gone, but MAGA-fans are still trying to overturn democracy. Mary Trump joins to discuss the bizarre plot to put her uncle back in the White House. Then, Rand Paul and his family's undisclosed investment in a Covid drug. Plus, the terrible end to the terrible 20 year war in Afghanistan. Guests: Mary Trump, Ed Yong, Randi Weingarten, Walter Shaub, Spencer Ackerman, Niloofar Rahmani

Vox's The Weeds
Reign of Terror

Vox's The Weeds

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 13, 2021 59:25


Matt is joined by reporter Spencer Ackerman, author of the new book Reign of Terror. Ackerman explains the ways in which America's approach to domestic white terrorism differs from its approach to international threats. They discuss the treatment of Timothy McVeigh after the Oklahoma City bombing, and the way in which it primed the political and cultural response to 9/11 and the War on Terror. Ackerman also argues that the unlawful and immoral approach of the government laid the groundwork for Trump's presidency. Resources: Reign of Terror by Spencer Ackerman (Penguin Random House; Aug 10, 2021) The Jakarta Method by Vincent Bevins (Public Affairs; May 19, 2020) "Second Inaugural Address" by George W. Bush (January 20, 2005) State of Exception by Giorgio Agamben (Chicago: The University of Chicago Press; 2005) Guest: Spencer Ackerman (@attackerman), author, reporter, and publisher of Forever Wars on Substack, contributing editor at the Daily Beast. Host: Matt Yglesias (@mattyglesias), Slowboring.com Credits: Ness Smith-Savedoff, Producer & Engineer Erikk Geannikis, Producer, Talk Podcasts As the Biden administration gears up, we'll help you understand this unprecedented burst of policymaking. Sign up for The Weeds newsletter each Friday: vox.com/weeds-newsletter. The Weeds is a Vox Media Podcast Network production. Want to support The Weeds? Please consider making a contribution to Vox: bit.ly/givepodcasts About Vox Vox is a news network that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Follow Us: Vox.com Facebook group: The Weeds Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

The New Abnormal
Why Vaccinated People Are Not Taking Delta Seriously Enough w/ Dr. Eric Topol

The New Abnormal

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 13, 2021 48:52


The American public is being misled about the coronavirus vaccines, and it needs to stop now. That's what Dr. Eric Topol, head of the Scripps Institute, tells co-host Molly Jong-Fast on the sobering latest episode of The New Abnormal. Fully vaccinated folks are walking around thinking they're 95 percent protected from the virus, but with the Delta variant raging across the country, that number is actually more like 50 percent, Topol says.Next on the show, Daily Beast contributing editor Spencer Ackerman joins co-host Jesse Cannon to talk about his amazing new book, Reign of Terror: How the 9/11 Era Destabilized America and Produced Trump. All the explanations for Donald Trump becoming president “seem to just sort of gloss over the fact that for the past 20 years, this country has been continuously at war,” Ackerman tells Jesse. That enemy was never precisely defined, though it ultimately was radical Islam or even Islam itself— ”which opened the door for a really broad series of authoritarian possibilities." Finally, Jesse gifts Molly a very special early birthday present—a special message from a certain former mayor and cigar fan.If you haven't heard, every single week The New Abnormal does a special bonus episode for Beast Inside, the Daily Beast's membership program. where Sometimes we interview Senators like Cory Booker or the folks who explain our world in media like Jim Acosta or Soledad O'Brien. Sometimes we just have fun and talk to our favorite comedians and actors like Busy Phillips or Billy Eichner and sometimes it's just discussing the fuckery. You can get all of our episodes in your favorite podcast app of choice by becoming a Beast Inside member where you'll support The Beast's fearless journalism. Plus! You'll also get full access to podcasts and articles. To become a member head to newabnormal.thedailybeast.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

The Ezra Klein Show
We're Living in the World the War on Terror Built

The Ezra Klein Show

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2021 58:15


The Sept, 11 attacks might have taken place almost 20 years ago, but we're still living in the America that the war on terror built. Its legacy is not just mass surveillance and drone strikes but birtherism, nativism and Donald Trump. And much of it has been — and continues to be — a bipartisan effort.That's the argument of Spencer Ackerman's new book, “Reign of Terror.” Ackerman is the author of the newsletter Forever Wars, a contributing editor at The Daily Beast, and a member of the Pulitzer Prize-winning team at The Guardian that reported on Edward Snowden's surveillance revelations. In “Reign of Terror,” Ackerman takes all he's reported on and wraps it into one sweeping argument: We are still in the 9/11 era, and that's all the more true because we've come to take so much of it for granted.We discuss the connection between Sept. 11 and birtherism, the scope of mass surveillance, the ethics of drone strikes, how Trump understood the war on terror's moral core better than its architects did, the messy choices of national security, the ways America's belief in its own innocence makes it less safe, Barack Obama's complicated relationship with the fight against terrorism, the emergence of a genuinely left-wing foreign policy movement, the coalescing bipartisan consensus around a cold war with China, and much more.Book recommendations: American War by Omar El AkkadThe Jakarta Method by Vincent BevinsOverheated by Kate AronoffThe New Gods by Jack Kirby Lazarus by Greg Rucka and Michael LarkRise of the Black Panther by Evan Narcisse and Ta-Nehisi CoatesYou can find transcripts (posted midday) and more episodes of "The Ezra Klein Show" at nytimes.com/ezra-klein-podcast, and you can find Ezra on Twitter @ezraklein.Thoughts? Guest suggestions? Email us at ezrakleinshow@nytimes.com.“The Ezra Klein Show” is produced by Annie Galvin, Jeff Geld and Rogé Karma; fact-checking by Michelle Harris; original music by Isaac Jones; mixing by Jeff Geld, audience strategy by Shannon Busta. Special thanks to Kristin Lin.

The Realignment
149 | Spencer Ackerman: How the War on Terror Broke America

The Realignment

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2021 69:44


Spencer Ackerman, writer of the Forever Wars Substack, Reign of Terror: How the 9/11 Era Destabilized America and and Produced Trump, and contributing editor at The Daily Beast joins The Realignment to discuss the post-9/11 era, the legacy of the War on Terror, and the Biden administration's plans to withdraw from Afghanistan in September.