Safe for Democracy
By Jonathan Coumes
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A look at the foreign policy disasters of the United States and their long-term consequences, both for the people in question and for the world today.
||CleanIran IV: America’s Dictator||Hey folks. We’re getting on with it, but research and length got away from me again, and it’ll be another episode before we’re edging up towards Revolution. For now, though, we’ve got the reign of the Shah. Here’s our boy at||5/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanConversation with Robert Morris of the More Freedom Foundation||I’ve been telling you folks about and pitching you on Rob Morris, who runs the More Freedom Foundation and its YouTube channel, for a couple of weeks now. Well, we got together yesterday and sat down to talk about his new essay and video series, Ev||5/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSFD Short—Liberal Arts||This is the fourth short, adapted from something I wrote way back in the day when I was still fighting the good fight. I told you folks last week that I’d be having a talk with Robert Morris of the More Freedom Foundation on YouTube Live this week.||5/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSFD Short—Forgetfulness||This is the third short and the first entirely new one, although I’ll get it typed up and post it like any other blog and then link it here sometime this week. The big news this time though is that sometime next week I’ll be having a long con||5/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSFD Short—Looking at History from the Outside||The next one of these, I think, or the next two (who knows!) will be totally new, but this one, like the last one, does what it says. New intro on this one, but I might shorten it up, given that the eps are shorter. Let me know how you guys are liking (o||5/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSFD Short—Historical Optimism||Hey folks, does what it says on the box. It looks like I might end up in law school this fall, so there’s a fair chance the show is winding down. But I’m going to fill up the interim with episodes, and to that end, I’ll be taking some o||4/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIran III: Guns of August||Well, we finally made it. I thought I’d blow from the ancient Persian Empire straight through to the plot of Persepolis in one episode, but just like with Guatemala, things got away from me. This time, though, we’re getting to the coup in Aug||4/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIran II: Nationalization||Here we are at Episode 7. Like I say in the cast, I thought we’d get farther down the road with this one, but podcasts are long and history’s longer, and we’ll have to wait until Episode 8 to get all the way to the coup. In the m||3/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIran I: Take Up the Burden||Hey everybody, we’re back from hiatus. I spent the fall studying for the LSAT and applying to law schools and scrounging enough cash to stay alive, so the show kind of fell by the wayside. That’s over with now, though, and this next series is set to c||2/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitAftermath Part IV||Hey guys. Welcome to the fifth episode of Safe for Democracy, the podcast about the foreign policy disasters of the United States in the 20th century. This is the fourth part of a series exploring the violent aftermath of the US-backed coup against Jaco||10/14/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAftermath Part III||Hey everybody, and welcome to the fourth episode of Safe for Democracy, the podcast about the foreign policy disasters of the United States in the 20th century. This is the third part of a series exploring the violent aftermath of the US-backed coup agai||9/16/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAftermath Part II||Hi, and welcome to the third episode of Safe for Democracy. Which is the second part of the Aftermath, which, in four shows, is the second part of our overarching series on Guatemala. Simple. Last time we worked our way from the coup against Jacob||8/27/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAftermath Part I||Hey everybody, welcome to Safe for Democracy and our second episode. If you’ve listened to the first podcast, you know that we’d originally planned to do a quick one-two, one episode for the coup in 1954 and one to cover what happened afterwa||8/5/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Coup||Hey, welcome to the first full episode of Safe for Democracy. We’re going to be looking at Guatemala from 1930 or so until 1954, in the lead-up to the coup against President Jacobo Arbenz in the June of that year. What comes after we’||6/20/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIntro Episode||This is just a primer for anybody whos interested in the shape of this project, the arc of its future, and who I am. For everybody else, theres Episode One, which is about Guatemala.||6/13/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
Great unbiased look into the world of US foreign policy decisions and how they affect other countries for decades to come. Can't wait for the next episode!
Thought-provoking and informative
Eye opening, informative and very thorough. A great no-nonsense look at US foreign policy disasters with thoughtful commentary.
Interesting and well-researched!
Such an interesting concept for a podcast series, and incredibly well-researched too!