May 25, 2012

Unwarranted Influence: Dwight D. Eisenhower and the Military Industrial Complex

Dwight Eisenhower’s most famous speech was his last as president. We look back to that speech warning of the power of the military industrial complex.  The guest in this program from the archives is James Ledbetter, author of "Unwarranted Influence." His book charts the connections between the government, military contractors and the overall economy. While military spending may have brought some benefits, there are also questions. Does our massive military establishment really make us safer?

This is a repeat broadcast from Monday, January 24, 2011, 10 am

March 27, 2012

The European Union

With João Vale de Almeida (Ambassador, Head of Delegation Delegation of the European Union to the United States), and Kostas Kourtikakis, Ph.D. (Lecturer & Research Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Illinois)

July 22, 2011

They Fight Like Soldiers They Die Like Children

They Fight Like Soldiers They Die Like Children: The Global Quest to Eradicate the Use of Child Soldiers

With Roméo Dallaire, O.C., C.M.M., G.O.C., M.S.C., C.D. (Lieutenant-General The Honorable; Senator, Canadian Parliament; Canadian Armed Forces, Retired; Founder of the Child Soldiers Initiative; Award-Winning Writer)

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