Hey FoH listeners,
This week I tore thru two awesome books:
This excellent, slim volume describes the concerted effort by foreign powers and regional players (like the Saudis) to destroy Yemen, control its resources, and force its citizens to become pawns of the global capitalist order. This book demonstrates how this process is an old one, dating back to at least 1962 and Yemen’s first civil war. In that sense, the current U.S.-backed, Saudi terror bombing of Yemen is but one chapter in a sad, continuous tale.
This work shows how peace didn’t actually take hold on 11 November 1918 (the original Armistice or Memorial Day), at least not beyond France and the Western Front. Rather, ethno-sectarian conflict broke out across the Middle East, the Balkans, and Eastern Europe. Furthermore, this book shows how the artificial decisions and boundaries drawn by the Great Powers set up many of the world’s worst conflicts today. As the author demonstrates, much of the world’s tumult stems from WWI or the decisions made in its aftermath.
Check them out!
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