A discussion of Trump, neo-fascism, 21st-century imperialism, and war — Interview on CounterPunch Radio
I had the pleasure of doing an interview with CounterPunch Radio host Eric Draitser. We had a lengthy, 86-minute discussion of contemporary US and global politics, far-right President Donald Trump, the rise of neo-fascism, what imperialism looks like in the 21st century, and that topic that never leaves us: war.
Draitser summarizes the episode writing: “This week Eric sits down with journalist Ben Norton to discuss the early days of the Trump Administration: what’s happened, what it means, and where it’s going. Eric and Ben explore the nature of the new administration, the forces that propelled it into power, and the political and economic circumstances that allowed it to emerge. From there, the conversation probes some uncomfortable questions about the current state of anti-war and anti-imperialist causes, and what that tells us about the political reality of 2017. From the rise of fascism throughout the Western world to the Syria question and the nature of resistance in the era of Trump, Eric and Ben tread some rather uneasy territory in hopes of understanding what we’re witnessing around us, and charting a path forward for the Left.”
You can listen to it here or on the CounterPunch website.