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Max Blumenthal: The Management of Savagery
Date Thursday April 25
Time 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Event Type Speaker
Organizer/AuthorKPFA Radio 94.1 FM
Location Details
First Congregational Church of Berkeley
2345 Channing Way
Berkeley, CA 94704
KPFA Radio 94.1 FM presents:

MAX BLUMENTHAL
"The Management of Savagery: How America's National Security State Fueled the Rise of Al Qaeda, ISIS, and Donald Trump"

advance tickets: $12, T: 800-838-3006 or independent bookstores, $15 door, benefits KPFA Radio 94.1FM info: kpfa.org/events

"Max Blumenthal has spent the last decade transforming himself into one of the most vital voices in journalism today, always speaking truth to power with fearlessness and integrity."-Reza Aslan, author of Zealot

"The Management of Savagery" excavates the real story behind America's dealings with the world and shows how the extremist forces that now threaten peace across the globe are the inevitable flowering of America's imperial designs. Washington's secret funding of the mujahedin provoked the Russian invasion of Afghanistan in 1979. With guns and money, the United States has ever since sustained the extremists, including Osama Bin Laden, who have become its enemies. The Pentagon has trained and armed jihadist elements in Afghanistan, Syria, and Libya; it has launched military interventions to change regimes in the Middle East. These failed wars abroad have made the United States more vulnerable to both terrorism as well as native ultra-nationalism. The Trump presidency is the inevitable consequence of neoconservative imperialism in the post-Cold War age. Trump's dealings in the Middle East are likely only to exacerbate the situation.

Blumenthal's book is a damning indictment of the bipartisan national security consensus and warning of its present danger to democracy.

Max Blumenthal is an award-winning journalist and bestselling author whose articles and video documentaries have appeared in the New York Times, The Daily Beast, The Guardian, Huffington Post and Salon, Al Jazeera English and many other publications.

Host Nora Barrows-Friedman is a journalist, Electronic Intifada Associate Editor and frequent KPFA Flashpoints' guest.

$12 advance, $15 door.

Added to the calendar on Saturday Apr 20th, 2019 12:45 AM

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