Mickey’s guest for the hour is political scientist Aaron Good. Good recently completed a critique of the latest BBC documentary from Adam Curtis (“Can’t Get You Out of My Head”), ultimately concluding that the work is intended to distract and hide important elements of global power dynamics post-WWII rather than reveal them. The conversation covers issues from the rise of the national security state and JFK assassination to changes in the world financial system in the 1970s and ascension of neoliberal policies, ones that further exacerbated global wealth gaps as well as contributed to the climate crisis and rampant American imperialism.
Aaron Good holds a doctorate in political science from Temple University. His three-part critique of Adam Curtis can be found here. His forthcoming book, American Exception: Empire and the Deep State, will be published by Skyhorse in early 2022.