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Declining super powers, global rebalancing, anbd profound economic inequality. Sounds like 2014. But it is also describing 100 years ago as the world embarked on a horrible world war. Gordon Adams leads the discussion on this show; he is professor of international relations at American University and teaches national security policy and resource planning. He has published widely on defense and national security and defense policy. While there are no exact parallels in history, Adams says we find ourselves in a strange dangerous and oddly familiar era.

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Most Americans believe the transformation of our republic into a plutocracy started with the Reagan Presidency. On a speaking tour promoting his new book Who Stole The American Dream, Pulitzer Prize winning reporter Hedrick Smith says the power shift actually kicked off happened in 1971, with a memo from Lewis Powell, later a Supreme Court justice. In this exceptionally lively interview, Smith insists liberals must move to what he calls the center and ally with billionaire-funded groups called No Labels and The Third Way. It gets lively from there. Some good radio moments await you!

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We know it started 100 years ago, and we all thought it ended with the armistice and the Treaty of Versailles in 1919. But author and columnist Michael Moran argues the conflicts responsible for the horrific bloodletting remain as alive as ever. In the Middle East, in the Balkans, and in India, Pakistan, and Africa as well, top say nothing of the Versailles-created state of Iraq.We know it started 100 years ago, and we all thought it ended with the armistice and the Treaty of Versailles in 1919. But author and columnist Michael Moran argues the conflicts responsible for the horrific bloodletting remain as alive as ever. In the Middle East, in the Balkans, and in India, Pakistan, and Africa as well, top say nothing of the Versailles-created state of Iraq.

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