This is part 1 of a three part series on The Real News – Ed Herman on Global Finance.
The three parts of the interview are titled:
Ed Herman, Co-Author of “Manufacturing Consent” Pt 1
Ed Herman on “Humanitarian Imperialism”
Ed Herman on Global Finance
I’ll include the first video below to whet your appetite, but it isn’t even the most controversial part of the series.
I don’t find it too hard to accept what Herman says in parts 1 and 3, but part 2 is the most challenging for me. My mind just does not want to believe that aggression in defense of humanitarian causes can never be justified. It is easy to accept the premise that aggression in defense of humanitarian causes is a concept that can and is abused. It is going to take me a while to digest part 2.
Anything that is that challenging is probably worth the time to consider. At least it is when presented by a person who attempts to discuss it rationally. I don’t think you will ever convince me that it isn’t a waste of time to listen to the likes of Rush Limbaugh, for instance.