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Scott Horton is the author of Fool’s Errand: Time to End the War in Afghanistan, and is the host of the Scott Horton Show podcast. He has conducted over 4,700 interviews with authors, journalists, activists, and whistleblowers on the most important foreign policy issues since 2003.

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  • 8/7/20 Michael Klare on War in the Middle East and the Politics of Oil
    August 11, 2020 at 9:27 am

    Scott talks to Michael Klare about the incentives behind America’s involvement in wars in the Middle East. One common narrative says that Bush invaded Iraq simply because America needed the oil—the truth, says Klare, is somewhat more complicated. He explains that American war planners see a combined strategic interest in U.S. involvement in the Middle East that includes military […]

  • 8/7/20 Brett Wilkins on the False Dichotomy of Hiroshima and Nagasaki
    August 11, 2020 at 9:26 am

    Brett Wilkins discusses the story about Hiroshima and Nagasaki that everyone learned in school: the U.S. was forced to drop the atomic bombs, because the alternative would have meant a ground invasion of Japan that would have cost a million American lives. In reality, Japan was already making moves toward negotiating a surrender, especially after the USSR declared war on Japan earlier that […]

  • 8/7/20 Kingston Reif on the Growing Nuclear Tensions Between the US, Russia and China
    August 10, 2020 at 8:54 am

    Kingston Reif talks about the imminent lapse of the New START treaty, one of the last remaining nuclear safeguard agreements between the U.S. and Russia. Russia has made some moves to renegotiate the treaty, but the Trump administration has refused to do so, ostensibly in the name of making it much more restrictive, and of including China in the negotiations. These efforts would be admirable, […]

  • 8/7/20 Tom Woods: The Problems With the Police and How to Fix Them
    August 8, 2020 at 7:57 pm

    Scott interviews Tom Woods about his new eBook, which provides a libertarian perspective on some of the national questions being raised these days about the future of policing. Scott and Woods focus in on the war on drugs in particular, which has been the culprit behind so many of the police abuses of the last few decades. They review the reasons why this policy has been completely […]

  • 8/7/20 Stephen Zunes on Susan Rice’s Pro-War Establishment Credentials
    August 8, 2020 at 7:56 pm

    Scott talks to Stephen Zunes about Susan Rice, one of the leading candidates for Joe Biden’s VP pick. Rice fits Biden’s criteria in that she’s a black woman with political experience, but Zunes raises serious concerns about her track record. In particular, Rice turned out to be one of the most hawkish Democrats during her time in the Clinton and Obama administrations, and she […]

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