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8. The Jakarta Method

Vincent Bevins on the cruel reality of the American Empire
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Clearly, the American Empire is clocking out — it's anybody's guess whether it will go with a whimper or with a bang, but it seems likely that we'll know the answer to that question relatively soon. But what did it take to forge this empire in the first place, and how can it be that so many Americans are unaware that this imperium even exists?

In the latest episode of Failed State Update, we speak with Vincent Bevins, a journalist and the author of The Jakarta Method: Washington’s Anticommunist Crusade and the Mass Murder Program That Shaped Our World. As it turns out, the bloodiest and most horrific acts of American imperialism are the ones we've never heard of.

Also discussed: Covid-19 as a symptom of America's collective insanity, and Russiagate as psychological projection.

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