Professor Andrew Bacevich gives his take on the growing divide between the foreign policy views of the Washington political establishment and those of the rest of the country. Basically, he explains, Americans are sick of fighting endless wars in the middle east, but that’s something that politicians, particularly presidential hopefuls, have not tried to parlay into effective campaign strategy.
Discussed on the show:
- “Tomgram: Andrew Bacevich, What Illinois Bikers Know That Washington Doesn’t” (TomDispatch)
- Blood in the Water: How the US and Israel Conspired to Ambush the USS Liberty
Andrew Bacevich is a Professor Emeritus of International Relations and History at Boston University. He is the author of a number of books including America’s War for the Greater Middle East: A Military History and is a regular contributor at The American Conservative and TomDispatch.com.
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