Indispensable and unavoidable, the U.S. holds sway in world affairs. But is the biggest, baddest bull on the block who we really want to be? After all, the U.S. was founded as a rebellion against empire. But today, temptations of power have led some in authority to assert an imperial mission, a sentiment widely resented around the world. Join us for exploration of the perks and perils of empire.
Neta Crawford, Professor of Political Science, Brown University
Richard Falk,Albert G. Milbank Professor Emeritus of International Law at Princeton University and Visiting Distinguished Professor in Global and International Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara.
Niall Ferguson, MA, D.Phil., Laurence A. Tisch Professor of History at Harvard University and William Ziegler Professor at Harvard Business School
James Galbraith, Lloyd M. Bentsen Jr. Chair in Government/Business Relations and Professor of Government, University of Texas, Austin
Hussein Ibish Vice-Chair, Progressive Muslim Union
Credits: Music in this program: open- â€œImperial Marchâ€ from â€œThe Empire Strikes Backâ€ original motion picture soundtrack, RCA Records; welcome- â€œA United Earth Iâ€ by Alan Stivell with Yousou Nâ€™Dour, Putumayo World Music; break 1- â€œEve of Destructionâ€ by Will Hoppey, Orchard Records; insert 1- â€œThe End of the Innocenceâ€ by Don Henley and Bruce Hornsby, Geffen Records; break 2- â€œEmpireâ€ by David Byrne, Nonesuch Records; Bottom of the Hour Billboard- â€œA United Earth Iâ€ by Alan Stivell with Yousou Nâ€™Dour, Putumayo World Music; break 3- â€œKingdomâ€ by The Slugs, courtesy of Pravda Records; close and credits- â€œOne Sweet Worldâ€ by the Dave Matthews Band, courtesy of Bama Rag Records.
Funding: The Ford Foundation â€“ Knowledge, Creativity and Freedom Program
Duration: 55:00 minutes
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