We've been using the term "NATO liberal" quite a bit in our recent Ukraine-Russia episodes. But, you may ask yourself: "what exactly do Bob and Scott mean when they say 'NATO Liberal'?"
We dive deep into the history of NATO liberals and discuss their role in developing the U.S. empire during the 20th and 21st centuries. In a two part episode, we discuss the roots of the American hegemonic project and the important role that Democratic interventions and wars have played in it. This includes the prototypical NATO liberals Woodrow Wilson and FDR , Harry Truman and the formation of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), Cold Warriors JFK, LBJ and Jimmy Carter, and the post-Cold War era Democratic hawks Bill Clinton, Barack Obama and Joe Biden.
In part one, we take you through the formation of NATO through the Cold War. Part two will discuss the post-Cold War era of Clinton, Obama and Biden.
The liberal democratic capitalist political economy requires investigation, discussion and critique, and Green and Red is here to do just that.
Outro- "Misunderstood" by the Animals.
Buzzanco:Jimmy Carter is a Liberal Saint Now, Was a War Criminal Then….. (https://bit.ly/2R0cU5m)
G&R:The Myths of JFK (https://bit.ly/MythsofJFKGandR)
G&R:Jimmy Carter--Liberal Saint Now, Neo-Liberal War Criminal Then (https://apple.co/3sucF0V)
G&R:War Pigs: Ukraine and the History of the Military-Industrial Complex (https://bit.ly/3IW6nyI)
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