The Majority Report with Sam Seder

Andrew Bacevich, the President of the Quincy Institute For Responsible Statecraft, joins us to discuss his book, 'The Age of Illusions: How America Squandered Its Cold War Victory.'

On today's show: After Soleimani killing, Fox and Friends are cool with the deep state again.

Andrew Bacevich, the President of the Quincy Institute For Responsible Statecraft, joins us to discuss his book, 'The Age of Illusions: How America Squandered Its Cold War Victory.' The history of the United States' militarized hegemony in the world following the Cold War. How the Carter Doctrine ensured America's access to oil. The bipartisan cowardice associated with Congress's deference to the president's powers of war. The effect of the Afghan papers. The post-Cold War belief that nat sec experts were 1.) correct, and 2.) repping our interests. The effect of Trump's purported isolationism on the 2016 election.

On the fun half: Hassen Nasrallah says Hezbollah doesn't want to kill American civilians. Ayatollah clarifies: death to America means death to Trump and Bolton and Pompeo. Bloomberg gets pissed when asked about Soleimani, maybe doesn't know who he is? Chairman joint chief of staff Milley skeptical of conspiracy in Afghan papers. Bari Weiss uses anti-Semitism march to highlight Linda Sarsour relationship with Farrakhan. Friday: Ro Khanna says legislature needs to take control of war powers act. Voter explains his medical horror story to Bernie and the humiliation of being poor in America. Guaido gets Guaido'd: can't jump the fence at Venezuelan National Assembly.

Check out today's sponsors: Liquid IV, Get 25% off when you go to LIQUIDIV.COM and use code MAJORITYREP at checkout: that’s 25% off ANYTHING you order on Liquid I.V.’s website.

Stitch Fix is an online personal styling service that delivers your favorite clothing, shoes, and accessories, directly to you: Get started today at StitchFix.com/majority and get an extra 25% off when you keep everything in your box.

Become a member at JoinTheMajorityReport.com

And subscribe to the AM Quickie here.

Make the AMQ part of your Alexa Flash Briefing too!

You can now watch the livestream on Twitch

Go see TMBS live February 7th at the Bell House, get your tickets here!

Check out The Michael Brooks Show at patreon.com/tmbs and Michael Brooks Show on YoutTube  and the new TMBS website, TMBS.FM

Check out Matt’s podcast, Literary Hangover, at Patreon.com/LiteraryHangover, or on iTunes.

Check out Jamie’s podcast, The Antifada, at patreon.com/theantifada, on iTunes, or the new Antifada Youtube channel

Donate to El Comedor, an autonomous mutual aid center in Tijuana run by and serving the needs of migrants: https://www.gofundme.com/f/tijuana-kitchen

Follow the Majority Report crew on Twitter:

@SamSeder

@_michaelbrooks

@MattLech

@jamie_elizabeth

@Bf1nn

Direct download: 1-6-20-Andrew_Bacevich-pub.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:50pm EST