Episode 35 Audio with Matthew Hoh
In this week’s episode with guest Matthew Hoh, we strip away the layers of deception and manipulation that have been used to manufacture public consent for the U.S. war in Afghanistan. Whether the supporters of America’s ruling class are weaponizing the stories of Afghan women and girls’ suffering to call for war, or claiming that the U.S.’s business in Afghanistan is that of building schools instead of destroying lives — or even calling for the U.S. to arm the mujahideen again — we hear far too little from the people whose lives have been put on the line by American imperial interests. How is it possible to reject the falsehoods we’ve been fed over the past two decades? That question drives this week’s conversation with Matthew Hoh.