Jul 16 2015

Stephen Kinzer on Henry A. Wallace National Security Forum

GUEST: Stephen Kinzer, journalist, academic, and veteran New York Times foreign correspondent. He is a visiting scholar at the Watson Institute for International Studies at Brown University. He has written many books including Overthrow: America’s Century of Regime Change From Hawaii to Iraq.

As part of an on-going series of interviews for the Henry A. Wallace National Security Forum, we turn today to Stephen Kinzer to explore the history of US interventionism in the name of national security. The United States has long held the view that the world is mess and we need to “fix it.” But do we really know what’s best for the rest of the world, or even have the means to change it effectively?

Produced by Brave New Films, The Henry A. Wallace National Security Forum features Sonali Kolhatkar’s interviews with a series of academics, journalists, and activists. Henry A. Wallace was the 33rd Vice-President of the United States and served under Franklin D. Roosevelt during WW II. He ran for the presidency on the Progressive Party ticket in 1948 and was known as the champion of the “common man.”

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3 Responses to “Stephen Kinzer on Henry A. Wallace National Security Forum”

  1. Artemison 21 Jul 2015 at 9:16 am

    Personally I would have liked to see an interview with William Blum, who’s been covering this subject for years….

  2. Truthsteron 21 Jul 2015 at 9:52 am

    I agree with Artemis. Blum’s work is definitive. It is OK for Kinzer to bring it into the mainstream but let us give credit where credit is due.

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