Podcast #029 – Recommendations

Stuff that we liked and recommended this week:

Best democracygreg palast

• The Best Democracy Money Can Buy – Greg Palast

American author and investigative journalist – has worked for the BBC and The Guardian.
Book, released 2002 – deals with corporate corruption, global capitalism, freedom of speech and the US election of 2000

bitter lakeadam curtis

• Bitter Lake – directed by Adam Curtis

Adam Curtis is a BBC documentary filmmaker. His film argues Western politicians keep simplifying the stories they tell, to be able  to be digested by the public, as good v evil, due to society’s overwhelming chaos and disorder which they never grasp nor understand.
Film deals with Afghanistan with the Russian and US invasions and these empires not understanding the country’s cultural background.
Also the US alliance with Saudi Arabia just after WWII, which meant US got oil and Saudi Arabia gaining wealth and security
And the non interference into their version of Islam – Wahhabism – the violent and extremist interpretation of Islam.

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