After the ‘End of History’

American Foreign Policy and Its Thinkers: Part VII - Realist Ideals, Economy First, Annexe

December 31, 2020 After the 'End of History' Season 1 Episode 14
After the ‘End of History’
American Foreign Policy and Its Thinkers: Part VII - Realist Ideals, Economy First, Annexe
Chapters
After the ‘End of History’
American Foreign Policy and Its Thinkers: Part VII - Realist Ideals, Economy First, Annexe
Dec 31, 2020 Season 1 Episode 14
After the 'End of History'

We conclude our chapter-by-chapter  summary and analysis with a deeper look at the so-called "realists" and "economic determinists" covered in "Realist Ideals" and "Economy First." Rounding out the discussion, Gopal's focus on "Annexe" draws out some insights about the extent to which Leo Strauss's political and philosophical work underlie the neoconservative movement that unleashed a torrent of violent regime change actions and permanent wars throughout the Middle East over the last two decades.

Chapter markers below:

Realist Ideals: 00:00:32 (Mario)
Economy First: 00:45:35 (Tom)
Annexe: 00:53:12 (Gopal) 

Next week, join us for our final discussion on American Foreign Policy and Its Thinkers, a more free-form discussion on the educational value this book offers to activists and writers opposed to American imperialism, as well as the  theoretical problems and themes that we identified throughout the text. 

As always, Jason King kindly provides the music that you hear in After the 'End of History.' You can find more of his work on Soundcloud

Show Notes

We conclude our chapter-by-chapter  summary and analysis with a deeper look at the so-called "realists" and "economic determinists" covered in "Realist Ideals" and "Economy First." Rounding out the discussion, Gopal's focus on "Annexe" draws out some insights about the extent to which Leo Strauss's political and philosophical work underlie the neoconservative movement that unleashed a torrent of violent regime change actions and permanent wars throughout the Middle East over the last two decades.

Chapter markers below:

Realist Ideals: 00:00:32 (Mario)
Economy First: 00:45:35 (Tom)
Annexe: 00:53:12 (Gopal) 

Next week, join us for our final discussion on American Foreign Policy and Its Thinkers, a more free-form discussion on the educational value this book offers to activists and writers opposed to American imperialism, as well as the  theoretical problems and themes that we identified throughout the text. 

As always, Jason King kindly provides the music that you hear in After the 'End of History.' You can find more of his work on Soundcloud