The Clash of Barbarisms
Program #ACHG001. Recorded in Boulder, CO on March 16, 2003.
Zbigniew Brzezinski, Carter's national Security Advisor and frequent talk show guest, contends that the main task facing the managers of American empire is "to prevent collusion and maintain dependence among the vassals, keep tributaries pliant and protected, and to keep the barbarians from coming together." Pax Americana, America uber alles is the order of the day. The Bush doctrine of first strike combined with genuine terrorist threats may be the formula for a clash of barbarisms. Far from canceling each other out, they reinforce each other in a spiral of continual escalation.
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