Defunding War & Cops

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Mon, 06/29/2020 - 9:00am to 10:00am
cover of book: For Might and Right
Historian Michael Brenes on Post-WW2 Defense Spending


Laurie Mercier talks with Michael Brenes, Lecturer in History at Yale University and author of the forthcoming For Might and Right: Cold War Defense Spending and the Remaking of American Democracy, on what we can learn from the long history of efforts to defund the post-World War II military state in order to support efforts to defund the domestic militarized police state, and how we might reimagine public spending. For more see his recent article in TNR:  "Lessons From the Long Movement to Defund the Military What “Defund the Police” can learn from the six-decade effort to radically demilitarize U.S. foreign policy."

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