Show: A Progressive Voice

Episode: 0340 Chris Hedges and Loretta Napoleoni: The Islamic State and the Crisis in US Foreign Policy

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The video features Chris Hedges and Loretta Napoleoni whose new book,The Islamic Phoenix was published on December 2, 2014. Both spoke at the New York Society for Ethical Culture withTed Rall acting as the moderator of the event

The event was co-sponsored by Seven Stories Press, New York Society for Ethical Culture, and Alternet.

Much of the evening discussion gives to one a brilliant clarification of how Islamic world policy starting after World War 1 starting with the Sykes-Picot Agreement, carved up the Islamic State. The discussion then goes into how US foreign policy has interfered and created Islamic Dictator States which then gave rise to Islamic Fundamentalist Groups such as the Taliban and now a more Islamic State driven group such as ISIS as a continuing reaction to outside interference within the region.

The Video has opening statements by Chris Hedges and Loretta Napoleoni and then goes into a dialogue between the two speakers. After 15 minutes Tedd Rall asks audience questions to both speakers on topics including the history of ISIS , what Caliphate is and is ISIS accepted by other Islamic States?

Loretta Napoleoni, author of The Islamist Phoenix: The Islamic State and the Redrawing of the Middle East. Chris Hedges is the former New York Times Middle East bureau chief, Pulitzer Prize winning author. Ted Rall is and author and editorial cartoonist, recipient of the Robert F Kennedy Journalism Award and author of books include the Anti-American Manifesto.

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Date SD Episode Video Uploaded: Friday, December 5, 2014 - 18:09

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