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Exploring the sword and the dollar / Michael Parenti ; interviewed by Kris Welch and Philip Maldari.

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Exploring the sword and the dollar / Michael Parenti ; interviewed by Kris Welch and Philip Maldari.
PRA Archive #: 
AZ0921
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Michael Parenti examines how the United States is seeking to maintain a global military machine to support the status quo throughout the Third World. The Gulf War, Parenti argues, is the most recent example of this effort to control the haves and have-nots. The danger of Hussein is his role as a destablizing and nationalizing force in the Middle East. The post-war goals are to create a Middle East NATO to rescue $290 billion from the military budget, and thus distract Americans from domestic problems. The peace movement has been underestimated by the media, primarily because the media is now owned by military industries. The depiction of the war as 'bloodless' is racist, he continues, for it only considers American lives. He concludes with a discussion of Israel as an extension of foreign policy in the Middle East.|EXPLORING THE SWORD AND THE DOLLAR / Michael Parenti| interviewed by Kris Welch and Philip Maldari. - Michael Parenti examines how the United States is seeking to keep its global military machine to maintain the status quo throughout the Third World. The Gulf War is the most recent example of this effort to control the haves and have-nots. The danger of Saddam Hussein is as a destablizing and nationalizing force in the Middle East. The post-war goals are to create a Middle Eastern NATO, to rescue $290 billion from the military budget, and distract Americans from domestic problems. The peace movement has been underestimated by the media, primarily because the media is now owned by military industries. The depiction of the war as 'bloodless' is racist, for a only considers American lives to matter. He concludes with a discussion of Israel as an extension of foreign policy in the Middle East.

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Item duration: 
1 reel (39 min.) : 7 1/2 ips., mono.|39:00
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Los Angeles : Pacifica Radio Archive, 1994.
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