Late 2018 will mark the first time that children born after the 9/11 terrorist attacks in 2001 can enlist and join the still ongoing war in Afghanistan. The Tatiana Show marks this dubious milestone with our episode featuring Scott Horton, director of the Libertarian Institute, host of the Scott Horton Show podcast on Antiwar.com, and author of “Fool’s Errand: Time to End the War in Afghanistan” (2003).
The episode kicks off by noting a resurgence of interest in America’s foreign relations with Russia since Trump’s election. Horton gives a brief overview of the cold war, outlining dynamics between global superpowers since the end of World War II in 1944. He describes the communist construction of the Berlin wall, the fallout of a destroyed Europe, and America’s inheritance of a world empire and its subsequent recklessness in that role.
Picking up again in the 90s, Horton reviews the recent Bush Sr., Clinton, Bush Jr., and Obama era presidencies, and cultural shifts in the perceptions of communism, socialism, fascism, and capitalism. He also examines U.S. justifications for wars in the middle east and the ways in which their reasoning falls flat.
Finally, the team returns to the present era Trump administration, discussing how Trump’s trade policies affect geopolitical relations and what moves the U.S. might make next on the world stage.
About the Guests
Scott Horton is the author of Fool’s Errand: Time to End the War in Afghanistan, FoolsErrand.us, managing director of the Libertarian Institute at LibertarianInstitute.org, host of Antiwar Radio on Pacifica, 90.7 FM KPFK in Los Angeles and KUCR 88.3 in Riverside, California and podcasts the Scott Horton Show from this website.
In 2007, Horton won the Austin Chronicle‘s “Best of Austin” award for his Iraq war coverage on Antiwar Radio. He’s conducted more than 4,500 interviews since 2003.
Scott is also the opinion editor of Antiwar.com. His articles have appeared there, and at The American Conservative, the History News Network, The Future of Freedom and the Christian Science Monitor.
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