Monday, March 14, 2011

POW: Robert Fisk

Here is a very good lecture by Robert Fisk, sponsored by Georgetown’s Center for International and Regional Studies from about a year ago.  He discusses how western and US media in particular have become subservient to government authority, and how that perverts public discussion of foreign policy.  The themes will be familiar to fans of Glenn Greenwald, but it is more powerful hearing about them from someone inside and “on the ground” among foreign correspondents.

Worth listening to for the story of the soldier from the 82nd airborne 33 minutes in.

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