Prize-winning historian Alfred W. McCoy first came to prominence with his 1972 book, “The Politics of Heroin in South East Asia”.  His latest book “In the Shadows of the American Century: The Rise and Decline of US Global Power”, explores America's rise as a world power--from the 1890s through the Cold War--and its bid to extend its hegemony deep into the twenty-first century through a fusion of cyberwar, space warfare, trade pacts, and military alliances and analyzes the marquee instruments of US hegemony--covert intervention, client elites, psychological torture, and worldwide surveillance.  McCoy exposes a military and economic battle for global domination fought in the shadows, largely unknown to those outside the highest rungs of power.

Professor McCoy was in Seattle when he gave this rousing talk.

Thanks to Elliott Bay Books
Recorded 10/25/17 



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Program Details
Episode S6E38
Broadcast Week Oct 22nd 2017
Duration 01:31:11
Audience Rating TV-G
Genre Action
Theme Academic & Education
Language English

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