“Since 1945, the U.S. has a history of imposing conflicts on other places,” says renowned Indian historian and journalist Vijay Prashad. “I don’t like terms like Vietnam War, Iraq War—these are very ideological ways of understanding history. No, these are U.S.-imposed wars on the Vietnamese and Iraqi people.”
For today’s show, Allen reflects on the history of post-WWII U.S. imperialism with Vijay Prashad and discusses his new book, Washington Bullets: A History of the CIA, Coups, and Assassinations.
Vijay Prashad is a historian, journalist, and commentator. He is the author or editor of many books, most recently Washington Bullets: A History of the CIA, Coups, and Assassinations (LeftWord Books, 2020). He currently serves as executive director of Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research and chief editor of LeftWord Books.