It was 2003 . . . the show *Friends* was still popular . . . poorly received *Star Wars* movies were in theaters . . . Beyoncé was at the top of the charts . . . and a Republican president, elected on the promises of a more humble foreign policy, was preparing for war in the Middle East.
In other words, not much has really changed—and Washington seems to have forgotten everything and learned nothing.
This week, Tyler Hamilton and Mimi (Partisan Girl) join me to discuss the coming Iran debacle.
Taking a step back from the news, we look in depth at the nature of American Empire.
Can an empire sustain itself when it promises “freedom and liberty for all” but must resort to invasions, regime changes, and hard power?
What does “national interest” even mean for a borderless finance oligarchy? And is “realism” possible when Washington’s inseparable ally, Israel, seeks the destruction or subjugation of stable powers in the region?
And finally, does Zionism itself have a future in an increasingly post-White-Protestant America?
This and more.