POSTPONED: Max Blumenthal - The Management of Savagery: How America's National Security State Feuled the Rise of Al Queda, ISIS, and Donald Trump—at The Wharf

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Wednesday, April 3, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Politics and Prose is postponing tonight’s event at The Wharf with author Max Blumenthal as we work to address concerns that have arisen over the event’s format, substance, and security. We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your patience and understanding.

In his new book, Blumenthal, award-winning journalist and author of geo-political studies including Goliath and The 51 Day War, charts the history of American involvement in the Middle East from the Reagan administration to today. His account follows two deeply intertwined strands: the simultaneous rise of international jihadism and Western ultra-nationalism. Starting with Washington’s secret funding of the mujahideen after the Russian invasion of Afghanistan, and moving to the flow of arms that today is more likely to end up with Syrian extremists than with the anti-Assad forces they’re meant for,  Blumenthal charts how the same groups Washington has supported eventually turn their anger against us. Meanwhile, the nation’s domestic politics have become more extreme in their own way, leading to today’s deeply polarized and unsettled society under Trump. 

 

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The Management of Savagery: How America's National Security State Fueled the Rise of Al Qaeda, ISIS, and  Donald Trump Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9781788732291
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Published: Verso - April 2nd, 2019

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