Scott brings Daniel Larison back to the show to discuss a handful of articles he’s written recently for Antiwar.com. First they discuss his piece pointing out that there is no legal basis for any action the U.S. takes against Iran, a fact that ought to be brought up more in our public discourse. Scott and Larison also discuss how American foreign policy itself is a rather large incentive for Iran to become a nuclear power. We’ve killed leaders who gave up their nukes. And those who have them, we tend to just criticize from afar. Next they tackle sanctions. The pain caused by American sanctions is as real as the pain caused by American bombs, but it’s not as easy to visualize. Larison explains what we should picture. Lastly they discuss Great Power Competition and predict what will happen as America’s global military power shrinks.
Discussed on the show:
- “Attacking Iran Would Be a Crime” (Antiwar.com)
- “Sanctions Are an Inherently Indiscriminate Weapon” (Antiwar.com)
- “Dispensing With Indispensability: The US Failed To Improve the World” (Antiwar.com)
- “The Bankruptcy of ‘Great Power Competition’” (Antiwar.com)
- The Stupidity of War by John Mueller
Daniel Larison is a contributing editor at Antiwar.com, contributor at the Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft and former senior editor at The American Conservative magazine. Follow him on Twitter @DanielLarison or on his blog, Eunomia.
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