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Red Library: A Political Education Podcast for Today's Left

Mar 31, 2019

Buckle up, kids - IT'S U.S. FOREIGN POLICY TIME.

Comrade Jason returns to bring the critical fire in a discussion about John Meirsheimer's book, The Great Delusion: Liberal Dreams and International Realities. We talk in-depth about the liberal interventionist foreign policy establishment in Washington D.C. (AKA THE BLOB), the overlap between the Koch brothers and anti-interventionist approaches for progressives, and about what sort of strategy could realistically help put a check on the U.S.'s interventions in countries like Iran or Venezuela.

At the end of the podcast, we unexpectedly find ourselves in a discussion about offering some comradely critique of the current approaches to combating the U.S. foreign policy establishment on the Left advocated by groups like the DSA or the publications of Jacobin. Surprise! It will require a mass anti-imperialist, anti-war movement to give any of those approaches teeth.  

Jason also brings in a ton of references and extra sources for the inspired comrade-listener which you can find below:

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