American Sadism

The great 20th-century Irish poet William Butler Yeats wrote, “We had fed the heart on fantasies, The heart’s grown brutal from the fare.” The United States has long fed its heart with fairy tales about itself. Hardly a day goes by without some new story being spun about our noble intentions, benevolence and devotion to international law. Sadism is not something new.

On the August 4th show, our speaker will be Chris Hedges who is an award-winning journalist who has reported from the Balkans, the Middle East and Central America.

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