Saturday, August 16, 2008

The Limits Of Power

This terrific interview is from Bill Moyer's Journal. The subject of the interview, Andrew J. Bacevich, is a retired Colonel who served in Vietnam, a self-described conservative, and presently teaches history and international relations at Boston University.

Mr. Bacevich offers the most comprehensive view of American politics and foreign policy that I can ever remember hearing. Even when he says things that I don't particularly agree with, he's stunning.

The videos (Parts 1 & 2) are about 25 minutes each in length, and they are well worth the time it takes to view them. Mr Bacevich makes my mind feel very small. (Though bigger than it was an hour ago.) WATCH IT! We all need to watch it! (I'm posting this to Reddit immediately.)

- Maggie (Lois Carneiro)

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