Scott interviews James Carden about his latest article, which explores the recent return of many prominent neocons to the Democratic Party in opposition to Trump. Carden reminds us that during the 1960s a group of hawkish Democrats moved over to side with the Republicans in response to some of the radical social movements in America at that time, thus founding the neoconservative movement. Now, as we near the end of Trump’s first term, many of them are supporting Biden—and it’s easy to see why, says Carden: Biden and Harris represent the exact same establishment foreign policy consensus shared by both Bushes, both Clintons, and Barack Obama. Sadly, even many progressives find themselves siding with the centrist establishment, since they will do anything to oppose Trump.
Discussed on the show:
- “The Rotten Alliance of Liberals and Neocons Will Likely Shape U.S. Foreign Policy for Years to Come” (Public Seminar)
- “Don’t Look Now, but We May Be Re-Winning the War in Iraq” (National Review)
- “Baghdad Delenda Est” (National Review)
- “Israel’s Friends at the RNC: ‘Christian Zionists’ Dictate the Agenda of the Republican Party” (Antiwar.com Original)
- Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy
- The New American Militarism: How Americans Are Seduced by War
- “Groups didn’t disclose grants from Israeli government” (The Forward)
- “The Bernie Sanders Doctrine on Foreign Policy” (Jacobin)
- “Veterans doubt value of wars in Iraq, Afghanistan in new poll” (Military Times)
- “Transcript: Joe Biden foreign policy adviser Antony Blinken on COVID shortfalls, failures in Syria” (CBS News)
- “Jake Sullivan leaked Syria email” (WikiLeaks)
- “Ghislaine Maxwell’s Nephew Worked At Hillary Clinton’s State Department” (Analyzing America)
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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