Scott interviews Jeb Sprague about his work studying U.S.-backed coups in Latin America, particularly the current one in Bolivia. Support for democracy and the rule of law is one thing, say Scott and Sprague, but it is quite another to demand that the military rush in to upend the normal political process, which is essentially what is happening now. Sprague advocates letting countries sort out their own political affairs, even when it leads to results that aren’t precisely what the political elite in the U.S. would have chosen.
Discussed on the show:
- “Top Bolivian coup plotters trained by US military’s School of the Americas, served as attachés in FBI police programs” (The Grayzone)
- “11/29/11 – Jeb Sprague – The Scott Horton Show” (The Scott Horton Show)
- Inside the Company: CIA Diary
Jeb Sprague is a Research Associate at the University of California, Riverside and previously taught at UVA and UCSB. He is the author of Globalizing the Caribbean: Political economy, social change, and the transnational capitalist class and Paramilitarism and the assault on democracy in Haiti and is the editor of Globalization and transnational capitalism in Asia and Oceania. Find him on Twitter @JebSprague.
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