James Carden joins the show to talk about the obsolescence of NATO as the organization turns 70 this year. Far from Russia expanding its influence westward, as was feared, Carden explains how the U.S. has actually been the one to expand eastward, largely by including more European countries in NATO. The new Cold War that has come about as a result is a danger to pretty much everyone, except for the military-industrial complex.
Discussed on the show:
- “NATO Turns 70” (The Nation)
- The Management of Savagery: How America’s National Security State Fueled the Rise of Al Qaeda, ISIS, and Donald Trump
James Carden is the executive editor for the American Committee for East-West Accord and former adviser on Russia policy at the US State Department. He is a contributing writer at The Nation.
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