The Bush Wars & the New World Order
In 1991 George Bush proudly declared a “New World Order.” For many, it had the same Old World odor of imperialism. The U.S. was triumphant, having first invaded Panama and then crushed Iraq. With the demise of the USSR, a bipolar world suddenly became unipolar. Bush’s approval rating was over 90%, but a funny thing happened on the way to the celebration. The next year he was voted out of office.
Recorded at the University of Colorado.
Michael Parenti is a leading independent political analyst and scholar. Cornel West calls him, “a towering prophetic voice.” He has taught at major colleges and universities in the U.S. and abroad. He is the author of numerous books including Democracy for the Few, Power and the Powerless, Superpatriotism, Against Empire, and The Assassination of Julius Caesar.