Feb 13Liked by American Prestige

Wait, are we the bad guys?

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Feb 16·edited Feb 16

"I don't believe that there is an interest in instability in these countries in particular."

It would be interesting to do an episode on current and historical situations where there does seem to be a U.S. interest in a kind of controlled instability. I've definitely heard that notion expressed cynically in infotainment, but it's rare to hear people go further and try to explain the specific reasons and people behind it.

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Extremely interesting peek behind the curtain, particularly given how compatible Shackleford’s diagnosis of our diplomatic corps’ perverse bureaucratic incentives is with the military-industrial-complex explanation for our weapons-solve-everything style of diplomacy.

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