Scott interviews James Bradley about the growing threat of war with China, evinced by political rhetoric, public sentiment, and media coverage. The thing is, Scott and Bradley agree, this threat has no real basis in any bellicosity on China’s part. It is mainly the result of powerful interest groups who stand to gain from hostilities, and the rabble rousers who exploit a natural need in the American people to find a scapegoat for domestic problems. The problem, of course, is that an actual conflict with China would be nothing short of catastrophic for both countries, and likely for the rest of the world as well. Scott insists that there is simply no way to fight conventional wars between nuclear-armed countries. A small consolation is to be found in President Trump, who, despite his belligerent rhetoric, has actually not been as hawkish as his predecessors.
Discussed on the show:
- “War With China?” (Accuracy.Org)
- Wilson’s War: How Woodrow Wilson’s Great Blunder Led to Hitler, Lenin, Stalin, and World War II
- “What Happens to Hong Kong Now?” (The New York Times)
- “From Death Camp to Civilization” (LewRockwell)
- Base Nation: How U.S. Military Bases Abroad Harm America and the World
- “The Coming War on China (John Pilger)” (YouTube)
- The Doomsday Machine: Confessions of a Nuclear War Planner
- “America’s Pacific Century” (Foreign Policy)
- Agreed Framework
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