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Perpetual War, Perpetual Power

From: Craig Barnes
Length: 04:38

Craig Barnes explores the Republican formula for perpetual war and the need for Democrats to restore America's traditional values of law, fairness and community.

Default-piece-image-1 This piece discusses the Republican political successes resulting from the build-up to the Iraq war in 2002 and again in 2004 and therefore the usefulness of war in their strategy to retain power in 2006 and 2008. It faults the Democrats for their failure to find their own firm ground in traditional American values of law to aid the common man, or the foundations of community and sharing which informed our establishement of public squares, national forests, labor unions, social programs. Democrats will have to learn to sing again, not just of how to be rich, or safe, or insured, but of how to be great.

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Piece Description

This piece discusses the Republican political successes resulting from the build-up to the Iraq war in 2002 and again in 2004 and therefore the usefulness of war in their strategy to retain power in 2006 and 2008. It faults the Democrats for their failure to find their own firm ground in traditional American values of law to aid the common man, or the foundations of community and sharing which informed our establishement of public squares, national forests, labor unions, social programs. Democrats will have to learn to sing again, not just of how to be rich, or safe, or insured, but of how to be great.

Broadcast History

KUNM, Albuquerque, NM, May 23, 2005
KSFR, Santa Fe, NM, May 25, 2005
KRZA, Alamosa, CO, May 19 (?), 2005

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http://www.craig-barnes.com