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Max Blumenthal: The Management of Savagery: How Americas National Security State Fueled the Rise of Al Qaeda, ISIS, and Donald Trump
First Congregational Church of Berkeley
Berkeley, CA
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Apr 25, 2019 7:30 PM



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Max Blumenthal: The Management of Savagery: How Americas National Security State Fueled the Rise of Al Qaeda, ISIS, and Donald Trump
KPFA Radio 94.1 FM presents:

MAX BLUMENTHAL
The Management of Savagery: How Americas National Security State Fueled the Rise of Al Qaeda, ISIS, and Donald Trump
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Thursday, April 25, 2019
First Congregational Church, 2345 Channing Way, Berkeley
advance tickets: $12: brownpapertickets.com :: T: 800-838-3006  or Pegasus Books (3 sites), Books Inc (Berkeley), Moes, Walden Pond Bookstore, East Bay Books, Mrs. Dalloways
$15 door, benefits KPFA Radio 94.1FM  info: kpfa.org/events  
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Max Blumenthal has spent the last decade transforming himself into one of the
most vital voices in journalism today, always speaking truth to power
with fearlessness and integrity.Reza Aslan, author of Zealot

The Management of Savagery excavates the real story behind Americas dealings with the world and shows how the extremist forces that now threaten peace across the globe are the inevitable flowering of Americas imperial designs. Washingtons secret funding of the mujahedin provoked the Russian invasion of Afghanistan in 1979. With guns and money, the United States has ever since sustained the extremists, including  Osama Bin Laden, who have become its enemies. The Pentagon has trained and armed jihadist elements in Afghanistan, Syria, and Libya; it has launched military interventions to change regimes in the Middle East. These failed wars abroad have made the United States more vulnerable to both terrorism as well as native ultra-nationalism. The Trump presidency is the inevitable consequence of neoconservative imperialism in the postCold War age. Trumps dealings in the Middle East are likely only to exacerbate the situation.

Blumenthals book is a damning indictment of the bipartisan national security   consensus and warning of its present danger to democracy.

Max Blumenthal audaciously takes in-your-face, on-the-ground journalism into the realm of   geopolitics. Juan Cole, author,The New Arabs and Engaging the Muslim World

Max Blumenthal is an award-winning journalist and bestselling author whose articles and video documentaries have appeared in the New York Times, The Daily Beast, The Guardian, Huffington Post and Salon, Al Jazeera English and many other publications. He is Senior Editor of AlterNets Grayzone Project and the author of Goliath: Life and Loathing in Greater Israel, which won the 2014 Lannan Foundation Cultural Freedom Notable Book Award, the New York Times bestseller Republican Gomorrah: Inside  the Movement that Shattered the Party, and The 51 Day War: Ruin and Resistance in Gaza.

Host Nora Barrows-Friedman is a journalist, Electronic Intifada Associate Editor, author of In Our Power: U.S. Students Organize for Justice in Palestine, and frequent KPFA    Flashpoints guest.

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First Congregational Church of Berkeley (View)
2345 Channing Way
Berkeley, CA 94704
United States


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Arts > Literary

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