1/6 The Age of Illusions: How America Squandered Its Cold War Victory w/ Andrew Bacevich

January 6, 2020

Andrew Bacevich, the President of the Quincy Institute For Responsible Statecraft, joins us to discuss his book, ‘The Age of Illusions: How America Squandered Its Cold War Victory.’

On today’s show: After Soleimani killing, Fox and Friends are cool with the deep state again.

Andrew Bacevich, the President of the Quincy Institute For Responsible Statecraft, joins us to discuss his book, ‘The Age of Illusions: How America Squandered Its Cold War Victory.’ The history of the United States’ militarized hegemony in the world following the Cold War. How the Carter Doctrine ensured America’s access to oil. The bipartisan cowardice associated with Congress’s deference to the president’s powers of war. The effect of the Afghan papers. The post-Cold War belief that nat sec experts were 1.) correct, and 2.) repping our interests. The effect of Trump’s purported isolationism on the 2016 election.

On the fun half: Hassen Nasrallah says Hezbollah doesn’t want to kill American civilians. Ayatollah clarifies: death to America means death to Trump and Bolton and Pompeo. Bloomberg gets pissed when asked about Soleimani, maybe doesn’t know who he is? Chairman joint chief of staff Milley skeptical of conspiracy in Afghan papers. Bari Weiss uses anti-Semitism march to highlight Linda Sarsour relationship with Farrakhan. Friday: Ro Khanna says legislature needs to take control of war powers act. Voter explains his medical horror story to Bernie and the humiliation of being poor in America. Guaido gets Guaido’d: can’t jump the fence at Venezuelan National Assembly.

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