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The Sword and the dollar : U.S. internationalism and the Gulf War / Michael Parenti.

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Program Title:
The Sword and the dollar : U.S. internationalism and the Gulf War / Michael Parenti.
PRA Archive #: 
AZ0915
Description: 

Talk at U.C. Berkeley about the relationships between United States foreign policy and the ideology of the political right. Parenti explores the pro-multinational character of U.S. elite, which seeks Third World countries to exploit through are distribution of wealth from the masses to the rich 2% of the population. Within this context, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia represent countries with the lowest literacy rate and the highest infant mortality, while Iraq and Libya have the higher literacy rates and lower infant mortality. Other underlying motivations for American involvement in the Gulf War are: to rescue the global military machine.|THE SWORD AND THE DOLLAR : U.S. INTERNATIONALISM AND THE GULF WAR / Michael Parenti. Talk at U.C. Berkeley about the relationships between U.S. foreign policy and the ideology of the political right. Parenti explores the pro-multinational character of U.S. elite, which seeks Third World countries to exploit through a redistribution of wealth from the masses to the rich 2% of the population. Within this context, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia represent countries with the lowest literacy rate and the highest infant mortaility, while Iraq and Libya have higher literacy rates and lower infant mortality. Other underlying motivations for American involvement in the Gulf war are: to rescue the global military machine, the military industrial complex, Royal families who invest in oil cartels, and opposition to social revoltuion. RECORDED: Unitas House, U.C. Berkeley, 13 Feb. 1991.

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Date Recorded on: 
Unitas House, U.C. Berkeley, 13 Feb. 1991.
Date Broadcast on: 
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Item duration: 
1 reel (45 min.) : 7 1/2 ips., mono.|44:30
Distributor: 
Los Angeles : Pacifica Radio Archive, 1991.
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