The Democratic nominee was the very antithesis of populism; with her hand out to big money interests seeming to ignore everyday people. So we got Trump. In an article written by internationally recognized historian Alfred McCoy has written about The Bloodstained Rise of Global Populism. His now-classic book was The Politics of Heroin: CIA Complicity in the Global Drug Trade. He says that in troubled times, people everywhere often look to strongmen to simply fix things. Trump fits that, and the good news is Europeans see the disaster he is and as a result, McCoy senses that the right-wing populist wave may have already crested. His newest book: In the Shadows of the American Century: The Rise and Decline of US Global power is due out this fall. And on the second half of the show we discuss how 100 years after the US entered the war, we are still paying a high price to this day. Roots of today’s global issues go back to The Great War and remain unresolved.

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