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 New World Notes 
 First of 3 parts
 Weekly Program
 
 Kenneth Dowst  
 For non-profit use only.
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ADAM CURTIS's recent documentary, adapted to radio by KD.

It's about the history and politics of Saudi Arabia, Afghanistan, and the U.S. since 1946. About the many failures of reformers--American, Russian, and Afghan alike--to remake and modernize Afghanistan. It's about shrewd and cynical calculations by Saudi and American leaders--who promote development and stability in Saudi Arabia by exporting Saudi extremist Islam (Wahhabism) abroad--including to Afghanistan.

(Continued in "Credits"...)
(Continued:) It's about Wall Street giants, fat with Saudi petrodollars, beyond the control of any government. About Western governments that don't want to govern, anyway. It's about how Afghanistan always seems to destroy the armies that invade it--and damage the invading countries. And it's about those two pillars of Western foreign policy: blowback and unintended consequences.

An original, persuasive, and interesting view of the world today and how we got here.

Previously broadcast, as NWN #362, in February 2015.

"New World Notes" is produced under the auspices (Latin for "nihil obstat") of WWUH-FM, a community service of that beacon of light in darkest Connecticut, the University of Hartford.
This installment of NWN is also available, in MP3 and other formats, at The Internet Archive. The page with the download links is here: https://archive.org/download/NewWorldNotes362-BitterLake-Part1 .

More details, photos, nice links, & other good stuff on the show's Web site: http://newworldnotes.blogspot.com

SERIES OVERVIEW -- Political and social commentary in a variety of genres. Exploring the gap between what we want ... and what they're trying to make us settle for. "Date recorded," below, = date of first scheduled broadcast.

The MP3s available for downoad, below, are labelled as NWN #362

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