Anatol Lieven on the roots of disaster

[Here’s an transcript of my interview with Anatol Lieven, broadcast on March 3, 2022, edited to make it read more like prose than spoken word. My comments are in square brackets. In the 1980s and 1990s, Lieven covered the former Soviet Union, Eastern Europe and the wars in Afghanistan, Chechnya, and the southern Caucasus, for the Financial Times and the Times of London. In the 2000s, he worked at several think tanks in Washington and is now a senior research fellow at the Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft. He’s also got seven… Read More

Me in Salon

Josh Eidelson interviews me about the shutdown, default, the Tea Party, and the rot of the American ruling class: “Tea Party’s shutdown lunacy: Avenging the surrender of the South” Josh and I had nothing to do with the headline.  

Christian Parenti interviews me…

…for the Brooklyn Rail – on the bubble, the bust, the state of the American ruling class, and what comes next: Ka-Pow! Bang! Crash!

Me on Iranian TV

International stardom! Iran’s PressTV does me for 25 minutes: watch.

MinnPost interview

Steve Perry interviews me about the green shoots of recovery, EFCA, liberal austerity, grading the stimulus/bailout, contrasts with the New Deal, etc.: “Stabilization is a good thing, but it doesn’t equal recovery.”

Another MinnPost interview

Steve Perry interviews me: “We just don’t nationalize things here”

Interview on MinnPost

Steve Perry interviews Doug Henwood on the current mess: No bottom in sight yet