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Vietnam Blood Bath to Prove America Had “Balls” – Christian Appy on RAI (3/5)
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Vietnam Blood Bath to Prove America Had “Balls” – Christian Appy on RAI (3/5)

This interview was originally published May 29, 2015. On Reality Asserts Itself, Mr. Appy says that presidents Kennedy and Johnson pursued the Vietnam war largely to prove the U.S., and themselves personally, had the “courage” to wage war.

Nuclear Attack on Japan was Opposed by American Military Leadership – Alperovitz on RAI (pt 2/5)
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Nuclear Attack on Japan was Opposed by American Military Leadership – Alperovitz on RAI (pt 2/5)

This interview was originally released on January 24, 2014. Mr. Alperovitz tells Paul Jay that President Truman used the A-bomb to make a “diplomatic” point to the Soviet Union, not out of military necessity.

The Democratic Party and the War Machine – Vijay Prashad
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The Democratic Party and the War Machine – Vijay Prashad

The roots of the Democratic Party’s foreign policy are found in WWII, the atomic bombing of Japan and militarization during the Cold War. Biden supported the Iraq War but fought for the nuclear agreement with Iran. What should we expect from his administration? Vijay Prashad joins Paul Jay on theAnalysis.news podcast.

American Exceptionalism and US Imperialism – Peter Kuznick on Reality Asserts Itself (pt 1/3)
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American Exceptionalism and US Imperialism – Peter Kuznick on Reality Asserts Itself (pt 1/3)

This is an episode of Reality Asserts Itself, produced on October 15, 2013. On Reality Asserts Itself with Paul Jay, Prof. Peter Kuznick, historian and co-author with Oliver Stone of the Untold History of The United States, looks at the ideas that justify American conquest and empire.

The Modern History of Venezuela from 1973 to the Caracazo Massacre – Edgardo Lander on RAI (pt 3/9)
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The Modern History of Venezuela from 1973 to the Caracazo Massacre – Edgardo Lander on RAI (pt 3/9)

This interview was originally released on April 15, 2014. Mr. Lander traces the history of Venezuela from the rise of neo-liberal capitalism to the suppression and slaughter of protesters against it.

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