This week former Wall Street Journal columnist and reporter, Paul Craig Roberts on the Bush legacy in America.
And; Dave Zirin on the politics of professional sport past and present.
And too, Janine Bandcroft bringing us up to speed with all the good things going in and around the south island.
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If there is still anyone with the merest modicum of intelligence on this planet who still believes George W. Bush’s “rationale” for beginning the bloody war and occupation of Iraq was for any other than the basest, self-serving motives, today’s show should dispel you your illusions.
That every single thing the current administration has said in reference to Iraq has proven false; every word a lie designed to deceive the American people and the world comes as no surprise to my first guest. Paul Craig Roberts is an economist, journalist, and co-author of the book, ‘The Tyranny of Good Intentions.’ Roberts describes himself still as a conservative Republican, though left behind by what the Bush administration and its policies are making of America.
Paul Craig Roberts in the first half.
And; ding dong the strike is dead! Yes, after sacrificing the 2004-5 hockey season, the NHLPA and The League have inked a deal to play hockey next season. The strike has divided sports fans, leaving the burning question: Does anyone give a damn about hockey?
Dave Zirin is a columnist and editor for the Prince George’s Post newspaper, and author. His Edge of Sports column is a unique marriage of sport and politics that reminding of the tradition of gritty, lay journalism that’s widely republished from football.com to The International Socialist Review.
His new book, ‘What’s My Name, Fool!: Sports and Resistance in the United States’ is fresh off the press and published by Haymarket Books.
Dave Zirin and “Whither sport?” in the second half.
And, Janine Bandcroft may be here at the bottom of the hour, reporting from her annual pilgrimage to the Vancouver folk festival, held over the weekend.
But first, Paul Craig Roberts and the tyranny of good intent.
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