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Program Information
New World Notes
First of 3 parts
Weekly Program
 Kenneth Dowst  Contact Contributor
May 9, 2021, 10:19 a.m.
ADAM CURTIS's fine 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.

(Cont'd in "Credits"...)
Its about Wall Street giants, fat with Saudi petrodollars, beyond the control of any government. About Western governments that dont want to govern, anyway. Its about how Afghanistan always seems to destroy the armies that invade it--and damage the invading countries. And its about those two pillars of Western foreign policy: blowback and unintended consequences.

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

New World Notes is produced under the auspices (Latin for "leaky roof") of WWUH-FM, a community service of that beacon of light in darkest Connecticut, the University of Hartford.
Previously broadcast. Files downloaded from the links, below, are identified as NWN #362.

This installment of NWN is also available, in MP3 and other formats, at The Internet Archive. The page with the download links is here: .

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