Tariq Ali on the radio

Doug Henwood dhenwood at panix.com
Thu Apr 1 10:14:46 PST 1999

Folks in the NYC area - I just recorded an interview with Tariq Ali on the war madness, which I'll run on my show tonight. WBAI, 99.5 FM, 5 PM.

Basically, his analysis is that the war is part of the US effort to recast NATO as a world-wide "zapping" force to keep everyone under a nice orderly hierarchy topped by the U.S. He sees it not as a sign of EU strength, but of EU failure to come to any real political union. The "cruise missile liberals" he sees as a sign of desperation and despair about politics: if you see people suffering, instead of the usual strategies of organization and public pressure, you just agree to send in the bombers.


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