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New World Notes - Russia, China, and the Crisis of the US Ruling Class (Part 2 of 2)

06/20/2017 12:00 pm
06/21/2017 9:00 pm
 

This week on New World Notes: Program #485, June 20, 2017, Tuesday from 12:00 to 12:30 p.m. (and on Wednesday from 8:30 to 9:00 p.m.), host Kenneth Dowst presents the concluding part of a recent talk given by Black Agenda Report Executive Editor, Glen Ford, at the University of Hartford.

In his talk, Ford insightfully dissects US geostrategic policy. He explains how the current anti-Russia hysteria--and, more importantly, the US's disastrous and failing military interventions in the Middle East--are part of a larger effort to contain (and if necessary strangle) China. The US ruling class's "crisis" is genuine: the increasing threat that China poses to their global hegemony.

To control China, the world's current rulers have to control the oil of the Middle East--but (after the Iraq debacle) they lack the public support they would need to commit hundreds of thousands of American soldiers. So they fund--and attempt to control--local armies of radical Islamic jihadists to serve US interests (such as regime change in Libya and Syria). But these desperate alliances cannot be publicly acknowledged. So the ruling class works hard to distract the US public.

You can listen to any installment of New World Notes online or else download it (as an mp3 audio file) for later listening. The show is archived at both A-Infos Radio Project and (from #90 onwards) the Internet Archive. Either link should get you a reverse-chronological listing of available installments. Or browse the show's Web site: Each installment has a page; each page has links to the recorded audio; and a handy table of contents will quickly find the installment you want.

Series overview: Political and social commentary in a variety of genres. Exploring the gap between what we want--and what they're trying to make us settle for.

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