Many Americans are not accustomed to the idea that America sits atop a global empire, but with military bases and forces spread out across the world, interventions in dozens of countries – there’s simply no other way to describe our “empire.” Expansion is the path to security, and to achieve security you have to control everything of value. This is the blueprint that has guided US leaders for decades, but is this empire worth building – and at what cost?
Brave New Films Presents: The Henry A. Wallace National Security Forum moderated by Sonali Kolhatkar, host and executive producer of KPFK-FM’s Uprising Radio. In this forum we speak with career journalists, historians, scholars, and bestselling authors to get alternative perspectives on foreign policy and national security issues. Watch each episode and listen to the experts cover a range of topics from the origins of American imperialism to the current surveillance state.
Each episode of Q&A will help you gain a better understanding of the US approach towards national security and foreign policy not normally portrayed in mainstream media. Sonali and the experts unpack and get to the core of US foreign policy, privatized security, the occupied perspective abroad, and examine America’s calculated and destructive affinity towards war. The fate of country, and of all civilians, in the face of these pressing issues depends on us demanding better solutions. That’s why we’ve put together this forum, in partnership with The Wallace Action Fund, to provide a broad scope of knowledge that can help guide and bridge much needed discussion.
Henry A. Wallace was the 33rd Vice-President of the United States and served under Franklin D. Roosevelt during WW II. He ran for the presidency on the Progressive Party ticket in 1948 and was an agriculturalist, economist, author and businessman. Mr. Wallace was known as the champion of the “common man” in the struggle against the moneyed elites for control of government and the planet’s resources.