#thisweek War! What is it Good for?


Just like Edwin Star said. Er, sang. Or, yelled (sort of). (Listen to this 1970 classic to determine for yourself).

Mr. Starr concluded that the answer to "War! What is it good for?" was "Absolutely nothing!" but I don't entirely agree. Applying the statement to the Trade War that is leading to the renewal of an old farm subsidy program for American farmers and using examples from the War on Drugs and the War on Poverty, I actually there are some good things that can come from it. "War" as a policy frame and tool can be very powerful if used strategically. How?

Listen to WICR 88.7 "The Diamond" today to find out. (Or, you can catch it new week when I post the episode here, but aren't you just dying to know now? Yes, so tune in and catch the show! :) )


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