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Fascism has taken on many forms through the rise and fall of empires. One aspect of modern day fascism can seen as propaganda, lies and deceit used as political leverage to eventually absorb sovereign states. Our guest John Pilger lays out the swath carved by fascism in the last 70 years in his recent article “Why the Rise of Fascism Is Again the Issue.” Using the word carefully, Pilger describes a new kind of fascism, centered in America but based on the big lie of war and aggression. Pilger documents key events from the Holocaust to Libya to Serbia, to Yugoslavia, to Afghanistan in the 1970s, to Vietnam and up to the current revival of fascism in the heart of Europe. We get a historic perspective from John Pilger, going all the way back to WWII. If you think the wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, Yugoslavia, Libya and now the Ukraine occur by happenstance, you are mistaken, says Pilger, an Australian-British journalist based in London. These are part of the American effort to become the global power.
Guest – John Pilger, an Australian-British journalist based in London. John has worked in many facets of journalism, including as a correspondent during the Vietnam War, on the Middle East Desk for Reuters in London, as a documentary filmmaker, and as a producer for the Independent Television Network in London. Pilger is known for his conscience, bravery and acute historical insight. His articles appear worldwide in newspapers such as The Guardian, The Independent, the New York Times, and the Los Angeles Times.