In March 2013, a little less than a year ago, I interviewed the University of Delaware’s Dr. Julio Carrion, an expert on mass support for authoritarian alternatives to democracy in Latin America, about the legacy of President Hugo Chavez, who had just passed away at the time. Since then, his party and successor has struggled to keep Venezuela’s population happy — leading to protests in the last several days.
This 18 minute interview provides a ton of great background information on the problems facing Venezuelans today.
Interview on Hugo Chavez – Dr. Julio Carrion
AFD 73 – Michael Sam, Uganda
New episode: Nate and Greg join Bill to discuss Michael Sam as well as Uganda’s anti-gay push from US evangelicals.
Note: This is the full 43 minute version of this episode. The air version this week only included the first segment. We’ll be returning to full-length episodes on air next week.
Just to let everyone know: No new episode of Arsenal for Democracy this week. We should be back next week. Lots more written content as usual in the coming days, of course!
AFD 72 – Olympics, SodaStream
Half Episode: Greg and Bill discuss controversies over the 2014 Winter Olympics and over the company SodaStream.
“AFD 70 – Afghanistan, Ukraine, Christie”
Greg joins Bill to talk about opium in Afghanistan, protests in Ukraine, and the Christie bridge closure scandal.
– Atlantic: “The Looming Narco State in Afghanistan“
– The Globalist: “Ukraine: The Key to Restoring Greater Russia“
– AFD: “Deja vu in Ukraine and Thailand”
– NYT: “Dangers of Giving In to Impulse for Revenge“
“AFD 69 – Spaniards and Uighurs”
Half Episode: Persephone joins Bill to talk Spanish politics. Bill assesses a legacy of the U.S. War on Terror.