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For Scott’s 5,000th interview, 317-time guest Gareth Porter shares some of his life story and how he got into national security journalism in the first place. Porter recounts his years in graduate school studying Southeast Asian politics, including a year spent in Vietnam during the war, and the intervening decades before he finally embraced journalism as his passion and vocation. Porter started writing about Bush’s and Cheney’s wars in the early 2000s, shortly before Scott started interviewing him. Since then Porter has become one of the very best voices in the anti-war movement and a favorite guest of the Scott Horton Show.
Discussed on the show:
The Perils of Dominance (Amazon.com)
Gulf of Tonkin incident
“Neoconservativism in a Nutshell” (LobeLog)
“Could Bush Start Another War?” (Antiwar.com Original)
Gareth Porter is an investigative historian and journalist on the national security state, and author of Manufactured Crisis: The Untold Story of the Iran Nuclear Scare. Follow him on Twitter @GarethPorter and listen to Gareth’s previous appearances on the Scott Horton Show.
This episode of the Scott Horton Show is sponsored by: Kesslyn Runs, by Charles Featherstone; NoDev NoOps NoIT, by Hussein Badakhchani; The War State, by Mike Swanson; WallStreetWindow.com; Tom Woods’ Liberty Classroom; ExpandDesigns.com/Scott; and LibertyStickers.com.
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