Saturday, August 23, 2008

Why we are there!

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Blue Owl on LATOC forum posted this excellent link. Please watch this video. It's easily the greatest Bill Moyers Journal I've seen. Ever. And with a multi-decade track record of the best journalism left in America this says a lot. I got goosebumps watching this show. Honestly. It's intense and profound. It's an interview/conversation with this former west point grad, solider and current professor: "Bacevich speaks truth to power, no matter who's in power, which may be why those of both the left and right listen to him. Perhaps it's also because when he challenges American myths and illusions, he does so from a patriotism forged in the fire of experience as a soldier in Vietnam. After 23 years in the Army, the West Point graduate retired as a colonel and has been teaching international relations and history at Boston University. Bacevich has published several acclaimed books, including this one, THE NEW AMERICAN MILITARISM. His latest, published this week, is THE LIMITS OF POWER: THE END OF AMERICAN EXCEPTIONALISM.

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