8/5/22 Laurie Calhoun on Zawahri’s Alleged Assassination and the Fanaticism of the Military Industrial Complex

8/5/22 Laurie Calhoun on Zawahri’s Alleged Assassination and the Fanaticism of the Military Industrial Complex

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Scott talks with Libertarian Institute Senior Fellow Laurie Calhoun. They begin with a discussion of last week’s announcement that a CIA drone strike killed Al Qaeda leader Ayman Al-Zawahri in Kabul Afghanistan. Calhoun explains why she remains skeptical of the CIA’s claims absent any proof. They then get into the article she published at the Libertarian Institute which examines the fanatical mindset behind war hawks and others who depend on killing for their livelihoods. 

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Laurie Calhoun is a Senior Fellow at the Libertarian Institute and the author of We Kill Because We Can: From Soldiering to Assassination in the Drone Age, War and Delusion: A Critical Examination, You Can Leave, and Philosophy Unmasked: A Skeptic’s Critique.

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About Scott Horton

Scott Horton is director of the Libertarian Institute, editorial director of Antiwar.com, host of Antiwar Radio on Pacifica, 90.7 FM KPFK in Los Angeles, California and podcasts the Scott Horton Show from ScottHorton.org. He's the author of the 2021 book Enough Already: Time to End the War on Terrorism, the 2017 book, Fool's Errand:Time to End the War in Afghanistan, editor of the 2019 book The Great Ron Paul: The Scott Horton Show Interviews 2004–2019 and the 2022 book Hotter Than The Sun: Time to Abolish Nuclear Weapons. He’s conducted more than 5,800 interviews since 2003. Scott lives in Austin, Texas with his wife, Larisa Alexandrovna Horton.

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