Scott Horton Interviews Chris Floyd

Scott Horton, September 14, 2011

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Chris Floyd, author of Empire Burlesque – High Crimes and Low Comedy in the Bush Imperium, discusses his article “What Lies Beneath: The Essence of Modern America in Somalia’s Blood-drenched Soil;” the US “dual track policy” of simultaneously funding the weak central government and the warlords – guaranteeing some influence no matter who carries the day; how imperial hubris has convinced American politicians they have the right to decide who is and isn’t suitable to rule Somalia; and a reminder that American lives are no more important than Somali lives (which should give us pause, as over 100,000 have been needlessly killed).

MP3 here. (20:06)

Chris Floyd operates a website and blog at chris-floyd.com. He is the author of Empire Burlesque – High Crimes and Low Comedy in the Bush Imperium.

4 Responses to “Chris Floyd”

  1. Great to hear Chris again. As always he strikes to the heart of the human issues that we so easily lose sight of in the never-ending 'news cycles' and the normalizing spin by the politicians and the pundits. Thanks!!!

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