37 - The Triumph of Broken Promises w/ Fritz Bartel


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Ted talks to Fritz Bartel, Assistant Professor of International Affairs at Texas A&M at the George H. W. Bush School of Government and Public Service, about his new book The Triumph of Broken Promises: The End of the Cold War and the Rise of Neoliberalism. It's a fascinating account of how two processes that we agree happened roughly simultaneously—the end of political tensions between the US and the USSR and the rise of neoliberal policies like financialization and austerity—didn’t just happen to overlap, but that they were deeply connected.

You can find Professor Bartel on Twitter: @fritz_bartel. You can learn more about his book here: https://www.hup.harvard.edu/catalog.php?isbn=9780674976788

We are posting the first half of Ted's interview with Professor Bartel here on the main feed, and we'll be posting the second half with some commentary from Ted and Michelle over on Patreon very soon. So go check us out on Patreon, if you haven't already: www.patreon.com/spassbremse


Co-hosted by Ted (@ted_knudsen) and Michelle (@shhellgames). Produced by Isaac (@wuermann).

Follow Spaßbremse on Twitter (@spassbremse_pod). Music by Lee Rosevere. Art by Franziska Schneider.

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