The Intercept’s Jon Schwarz joins the show to talk about Elliott Abrams, President Trump’s new pick as special envoy to Venezuela. Abrams comes from a long line of neocons with a history of supporting regime change, often resulting in massive civilian casualties and billions of U.S. dollars going to support human rights abusers beyond our borders. Schwarz fears Abrams has the same plan in mind for Venezuela.
Discussed on the show:
- “Elliott Abrams Isn’t Going to Bring “Democracy” to Venezuela” (The Intercept)
- Iran–Contra affair
- “All in the Neocon Family” (AlterNet)
- 1954 Guatemalan coup d’état
- Oslo Accords
Jon Schwarz is a writer for The Intercept, and has written for the New Yorker, the New York Times, The Atlantic, the Wall Street Journal, “Saturday Night Live,” and many others. Find him on his blog, A Tiny Revolution, or on Twitter @schwarz.
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