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An in-depth look at the decades-long effort to escalate hostilities with Russia and what it portends for the future.
Since 1945, the US has justified numerous wars, interventions, and military build-ups based on the pretext of the Russian Red Menace, even after the Soviet Union collapsed at the end of 1991 and Russia stopped being Red. In fact, the two biggest post-war American conflicts, the Korean and Vietnam wars, were not, as has been frequently claimed, about stopping Soviet aggression or even influence, but about maintaining old colonial relationships. Similarly, many lesser interventions and conflicts, such as those in Latin America, were also based upon an alleged Soviet threat, which was greatly overblown or nonexistent. And now the specter of a Russian Menace has been raised again in the wake of Donald Trump's election.
The Plot to Scapegoat Russia examines the recent proliferation of stories, usually sourced from American state actors, blaming and manipulating the threat of Russia, and the long history of which this episode is but the latest chapter. It will show listeners two key things: (1) the ways in which the United States has needlessly provoked Russia, especially after the collapse of the USSR, thereby squandering hopes for peace and cooperation; and (2) how Americans have lost out from this missed opportunity, and from decades of conflicts based upon false premises. These revelations, amongst other, make The Plot to Scapegoat Russia one of the timeliest listens of 2017.
©2017 Dan Kovalik (P)2017 Audible, Inc.
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5 out of 5 stars
By Mark Andreadis on 12-29-17

A Great Listen!

Would you listen to The Plot to Scapegoat Russia again? Why?

This is a clear eyed, plain soeakng, analysis of the current Russia hysteria, put in historical perspective. I highly recommend it.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Shirazi on 02-07-18

Required Reading

Intelligent work, clearly shining a light on our own foreign policy misadventures and comparing them to Russia's modest foray into international affairs, which almost invariably have Russia's territorial integrity at the root of said foray. Ours, by comparison is nearly always motivated by financial gain, no matter the impact on the recipient of our 'beneficence', whether that beneficence take the form of political meddling or bombs. Both parties are held culpable and to account, and both attempt to blame Russia for their individual failings, and to bolster military spending. None of this failed to leave me incensed. Worth the time and money.

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