After the ‘End of History’

The Jakarta Method: Part II - The Origins of American Anticommunism

August 17, 2020 After the 'End of History' Season 1 Episode 5
After the ‘End of History’
The Jakarta Method: Part II - The Origins of American Anticommunism
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After the ‘End of History’
The Jakarta Method: Part II - The Origins of American Anticommunism
Aug 17, 2020 Season 1 Episode 5
After the 'End of History'

In Part II of our episode on The Jakarta Method, we discuss the roots of the CIA-directed anticommunist massacre in Indonesia. We also trace the origins of America's anticommunist crusade during the Cold War to its very foundations as a nation, emphasizing the various cultural responses and military interventions the US pursued in the name of safeguarding liberal capitalist democracy.

Topics include the development of Communist parties around the world subsequent to the Bolshevik Revolution, including the Indonesian Communist Party; the political betrayals of Stalin's "Socialism in One Country"; and how the CIA exploited divisions within the anti-colonial movement to pursue America's imperial interests in the Third World.

The music on After the ‘End of History’ appears courtesy of Jason King, whose work you can find on SoundCloud

The episode also features a sample of music from Maurice Jarre's soundtrack for the film "The Year of Living Dangerously" (1982). 

Show Notes

In Part II of our episode on The Jakarta Method, we discuss the roots of the CIA-directed anticommunist massacre in Indonesia. We also trace the origins of America's anticommunist crusade during the Cold War to its very foundations as a nation, emphasizing the various cultural responses and military interventions the US pursued in the name of safeguarding liberal capitalist democracy.

Topics include the development of Communist parties around the world subsequent to the Bolshevik Revolution, including the Indonesian Communist Party; the political betrayals of Stalin's "Socialism in One Country"; and how the CIA exploited divisions within the anti-colonial movement to pursue America's imperial interests in the Third World.

The music on After the ‘End of History’ appears courtesy of Jason King, whose work you can find on SoundCloud

The episode also features a sample of music from Maurice Jarre's soundtrack for the film "The Year of Living Dangerously" (1982).